25 things that WILL get you to the end of a first draft

1. Stop looking at what you’ve written: what you have written won’t be good enough. Accept it and move on.

2. Make notes as you go. Don’t say to yourself: “I’ll remember that, I don’t need to make a note.” EVERYONE needs to make a note. It is these crucial pieces of information – information that may only exist for a short time, while you’re in this head-space – that will form the basis of your second draft.

3. Don’t stop writing at the end of a chapter. It’s a bad idea. Do stop writing mid-way through a chapter, even if you’re burning to continue. The next morning you’ll breeze it.

4. Chocolate.

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