1) Don’t multitask.
When you’re writing, that’s what you need to be doing. Not watching TV, checking Twitter, email, doing laundry, talking to someone on the phone. Do whatever it takes in order to focus on your work. If that means going to a coffeeshop, do that. If it means going in your bedroom and shutting everything else out, make it happen. You’ll find that with distractions reduced, you can get a lot more done. And don’t allow yourself to feel guilty over it, either. This is your writing time; you deserve it, and you’ll get a lot more done when you dedicate yourself to it 100%.
2) Know your next scene.
I recommend stopping the previous day when you already know what comes next. That way, there’s no blank staring time. You can jump right back into the action because you’ve got the scene set up in your mind already.
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