Here’s a little piece of writing advice I give myself. I give it a lot, but it’s always worth hearing:
Tomorrow is a new day.
Today can be a big nothing. Today can equal 0 in word count, or deep into the negatives below 0 if I get carried away cutting. I can feel like the book is going nowhere today. I can feel like a crap writer today. I can doubt every single thing there is to doubt today.
And yet… the thing about a bad writing day is that it is only one day.
Tomorrow is a whole new start if I want it to be. Tomorrow could become a big sizzling something. It could equal 2,100 in word count—or more, possibly, much more. The book could go surprising, exciting places tomorrow. I could be worth something tomorrow. Tomorrow could change the whole game.
So I’m giving myself this advice before I go to sleep tonight: