Yup, it’s time 3 for Thursday time.
1) I write “insert ____here” way too often. “insert funny line here” “insert violence here” “insert sex here”
2) I get stuck on certain letters when naming characters. If I’m not careful I’ll end up with a Michael, Maggie, Mark, Mario, Mary, Melissa, Monica, and a Morgan all in the same chapter.
3) I lose track of time. I’m not talking about losing time because I’m writing in flow (this is a very good thing imho). I’m talking about the fact I can’t keep track of timelines within my novels.
So what about you — what are you guilty of as a writer? Or a reader? (I once knew a mystery reader who always read the last chapter of a book first!)
And don’t forget to join the discussion about Dark Themes in YA over at Killer Chicks!