Writing begets writing.
Once you get going, it’s easier to keep the flow. I’ve got to keep up that momentum and ignore all the little edits I have to make way back in Section One. I’ve written notes of things I have to fix, but I’m not going back and fixing them because I’ll lose my momentum. I have to keep writing, or I’ll run out of things to edit.
The book outline has been broken up into seven sections. Five and a half sections are complete (with a few fixes/edits noted down), and there are only one and a half sections to go. The ‘half’ will be easy – it’s that final section I have to write which is a long one. There are a lot of scenes in it, and a lot of information has to come out in it. I’ve written six scenes, and I need twice that to complete it. I work on it bits at a time. Sometimes I’ll work on something else because I’m not in the right mood for the character dynamic.
All the information I want to cover in the remaining scenes has been plotted out. This helps a great deal.