A hard habit to break

June 23, 2011

Categories: Huck Finn, Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer, writing habits

Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man,
but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.
Mark Twain

Mark Twain – he looks grumpy, doesn’t he? By all accounts the man had a wicked sense of humour and I would have like to have met him. Huck Finn was one of my childhood companions, Tom Sawyer another close ally.

So, to the habit of writing. I’ve been told that if you do something every day for 30 days, it will become entrenched as a habit. I guess this might be some of the thinking behind the NaNoWriMo idea. I know that it is easy to get into the habit of not writing, but that is not a habit that I would like to encourage. A little bit of writing every day. Down one step every day. It’s not a lot to ask…

2 Responses to “A hard habit to break”

  1. Alison Arnold says:

    Oh, I'm enjoying this blog, KT. And I'm delighted that you like the Angel Creek cover. You know how some covers require you to pull out every single one of your fingernails, and others come out fully formed? This one was, blissfully, the latter. The only discussion Chong and I had was how gaudy to make the foil and how coarse to make the type. (Not very, and a little more.)

  2. karen tayleur says:

    Hmm, good work on all accounts, AA!

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