Struggling to put words on the page are what every writer goes through. It doesn’t matter if you have an idea of what you want to write, getting the words in the precise order is sometimes a problem. It’s what keeps some of us up at night. Over at The Blood Red Pencil, I discovered some interesting tips on helping writers get through the first draft and to the finish line.
The Writer’s Marathon
8. Remind yourself it’s your decision when to put your story in front of someone else’s eyes. Until then, it’s just you. But really …
7.5 Don’t show anyone your first draft. Trust me on this one.
7. Have a daily goal. It’s up to you how ambitious it is, but aim low. The glow of passing that goal could keep you warm on a frozen winter’s night.
6. Don’t compare your output to anyone else’s. There’s no win here. Again, trust me. Read more here.
- Stick with it! (thehorrificallyhorrifyinghorrorblog.com)
- My Year of Writing Dangerously – Guest Post by Russell Blake (ebarnes23.wordpress.com)