Doing NaNoWriMo in the company of others has shown me something – how many annoying habits I’ve built up
I’m not talking about actua writing issues, I’m talking behavourial one. The one I’ve noticed most often has to be the tapping of keyboards. Not the keys themselves, but the frame or rest area, when I’m trying to think around a problem, or plotting my next move.
I also seem to a very emphatic gesture when hitting the carriage return, it’s like every new paragraph is a victory. Also, it seems full stops too.
The other one I’ve noticed, though I’m trying really hard not to do this in public, is the chewing of my tongue during tense, or really busy period.
There’s a few more, but those are probably my biggest crimes against the people around me.
It has led me to wonder, what are your annoying writing habits? Answers on a post card – however since I’m not giving you my address, probably best to answer in a comment.
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Mine is wiggle pencils back and forth between fingers while thinking. In two sepaprate exams the pencil eventually flew across the room hitting an invigilator and a student. Oooops
The tongue chewing thing reminded me of an ex who used to do just that during moments of intense concentration. There’s nothing to ruin the mood like looking up and seeing someone biting their tongue with their front teeth.
Just thought I’d share 😀