One of them, I've noticed, is my love of apostrophes. I get wild with them, and my brain automatically thinks any word that has an "s" ending needs them. Like, my love for apostrophe's. I hate it, it drives me nuts, but with my realization of the problem, I've gotten better. Apostrophes Anonymous has helped tremendously.
I'm also not the best speller and there are a handful of words I constantly misspell (or use incorrectly though it is spelled right). The great thing is, when you take writing more seriously and treat it as a job, you tend to catch onto your natural weaknesses and get better at training your mind *not* to do it.
Do you have any flaws that like to come out and nag on you, slowing the process of writing down (if not terribly, just annoyingly?)
And I wanted to end this with a few links I feel compelled to share. One place growing with a plethora (I love that word) of writerly and agently info is Getting Past the Gatekeeper, an agent-run blog with humor, wisdom, and great info. Their latest blog "Author Mistakes You Won't Make" is sadly humorous (and honestly astonishes me at some things people do) as well as informative. They are also doing a contest (and I'm not sure when or if it has ended but hey, give it a look-see) for those writers out there querying. It is here and you offer up questions you'd want the agent to ask at a conference. If she uses them, she'll give your query a read along with some personal feedback. How awesome is that?
And last is KT Literary's blog run by "Daphne", or really, the boutique agency's lead agent, Kate Schafer-Testerman. She's got a great sense of humour, and next to a really cool obsession with shoes, has some great insights on the industry, plus, you can send her an e-mail (to Daphne, not to her query e-mail) and ask her questions to answer on her blog, or to even critique your query letter on her blog.
And that's it for today. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, folks!