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!