Tip #4 Write every day

Ok, I just poached the pearls of wisdom of just about every author giving advice—to include Stephen King.  But just the same as starting the book, writing frequently is essential. And if you write every day you’ll be amazed at how quickly it all starts to come together. Realize that one page a day equals 365 pages at the end of a year, a full-length book. Five pages a day and you’ve written more than a few books in twelve months!

Now of course I’m oversimplifying and not all of those pages will be ready for publication. Rewriting is essential. Maybe your book veered in a different direction over the course of writing it and you’ll need to make a lot of fixes. But cleaning up is often easier than creating, and one thing is for certain. You can fix a bad page. You can’t fix a blank one! 

Fifty two weeks of writers’ tips from Catherine O’Connell