Writing Superstitions

I'm pretty superstitious. I throw spilled salt over my shoulder, I don't walk under ladders, I turn around when a black cat crosses my path. Hey, I'm Southern, and I'm Catholic, and I think it comes with the territory.

I don't really have writing superstitions, though. I don't enter finalist dates on the calendar unless I've finalled in the contest. I don't print out the final draft of the ms until I'm done. (Like, if I'm done revising chapters 1-6, for example, I don't print those out until I'm done with the whole thing.) I finish books I start, in case if I don't, I might never finish another. But other than that, mostly what I have are habits. Not the same thing, right?

Do you have any writing superstitions?

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can think of two right now... :)

1. I never start my writing day without going to Mary's blog first, to see what she has to say.

2. I never start my writing day until I've seen Mary's pic of Gerard for the day.

Siiiggghhhh..... :)

Meanwhile...I can't think of anything else! But I'm sure we all have them, even if we aren't aware of them.

J

MaryF said...

LOL, JoAnn. My stepmom asked what was the deal with the Gerry pictures. I should've told her I was doing my part to inspire JoAnn so she'd give me more DAMIEN!

Michele said...

Mary, you are providing valuable inspiration with your pictures of Gerry. And not just for JoAnn either. ;)

As for superstitions.... don't have any. I probably should.

MaryF said...

Good to know, Michele ;) I thought today's was particularly inspirational.

You will love what JoAnn is writing, I swear.

Michelle said...

I kiss my full manuscript submissions and pat them before I pack them up.

I'm behind on blogging, but wasn't that your Hot Shot entry that finalled in Romance Junkies?

MaryF said...

I do that, too, Michelle. Fat lot of good it does me ;)

Yes, Hot Shot finalled in Romance Junkies, as well as Beneath the Surface.

Anonymous said...

Mar, you did great at RJ! It's an accomplishment!

Thanks for what you said about my Damien character...he's such a hottie. :) His inspiration is Gerard, sooo....you help me every day!

Thanks, Mar.

Hugs,
J

MaryF said...

Thanks, JoAnn! Yes, Damien is a hottie. I'm very partial to him ;)

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