So you’ve shrugged off criticism.
And writer’s guilt? Gone for now!
But someone approaches you with a profitable offer and, freed of fear and doubt, you say, “Yes.”
Here are a few tips on tackling a big writing job…[Note: this is geared toward academia, but the guidelines still apply.]
On the fiction side, try some prewriting strategies.
Writing projects…coming at you from all sides.
Most of them half-completed. [if you’re lucky].
Let’s hope you’re taking yesterday’s dealing with guilt advice to heart.
But there’s still work to do.
Sort out the three or four ‘loudest’, most insistent projects.
And get back to scheduling.
Give each of them at least 15 minutes.
[You and I both know those sessions will stretch to 25 or 30 minutes.]
You will see real progress and, even more important, you can sleep soundly knowing these projects are no longer collecting psychic dust.