Write yourself a letter.  What do I mean by that? When I finish my writing session, I leave myself a note at the bottom of the scene with bullet points of what I want to accomplish the next time I sit down to write.

That’s it.  Nothing magical.

It’s like David Allen (he wrote Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity) talks about.  Use the smart part of your brain to help the not-so-smart part.  He calls it the “leave it by the door trick”.

I find that when I start a writing session, I’m prone to re-reading what happened before.  That can lead to putting on the “editor” hat and it’s a big time sink.  Don’t do that! It slows a person down.  Instead, I try to just launch into reading the notes from the night before and start from there to visualize how to push the scene forward.

Give it a try.  I’d love to know if this helps you too!

Write a love letter to yourself.