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The incredibly talented and prolific Collette Cameron would like to know - What quirky habits (superstitions, must haves, etc.) do you have while writing?

There are only two things I need. The first is (and I know I've said this before)…my dog at my feet. I am sure it's because she reminds me that I have unconditional love, no matter how the work is going. Writing is a solitary profession and many times I wonder how I'm doing. So, I look over at her and she wags her tail. Just happy to be near me. That tends to infuse my positive self-image.

The other thing I need is a lack of interruptions. I am not sure why my husband thinks it's not distracting to have him stand at the office door and stare at me. Or why my stepson thinks that the TV needs to be sooooo loud. What that translates to is I do my best work when the house is empty except for me and the pup.

Superstitions…you bet. But they change. Sometimes I think if I wear the right gemstones, like jade or amethyst, it will draw the good vibrations from the publishers. Sometimes I just think it's about karma. Speaking of…does anyone else have bad line karma? When I get into a line, anywhere—the movies, the grocery store—the person in front of me takes ten times longer than they should. Always. Just a pet peeve.

The more time I spend writing, the less time I seem to have to complain. Which means that the more writing I do, the happier everyone is around me, including me.

Let's see what habits, etc. the lady who asked the question has…

Collette Cameron