Tip #3: I let myself cheat. This may sound counter-intuitive, but it works for me. My usual quota when I am writing a new story is 1000 words a day for a minimum of six days a week. If I’m really balking at writing that many words, I tell myself I just need to do five hundred that day. Five hundred is easy! It’s just a couple pages! I can do that no problem! Once I’ve started, I often get into a groove and reach my 1000 words with very little trouble. It’s just getting started that’s hard.
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