Maurice M. Gray Jr.
Write EVERY DAY. Remember, writing doesn't always mean you have to sit down for an hour or more and write best sellers. Sometimes all you might have is ten minutes before your kids wake up, or twenty while you're waiting for the mechanic to change your oil. It might be that some days, all you can do is journal a little about something that frustrated you or that made you happy or made you think. Take those hour plus sessions when you can get them, but don't think that if you didn't do that, you didn't write. Also, when you're working on a book, realize that there will be more than one draft. For the first one, don't try to perfect it in one shot. Just write until you finish, get it with an editor (a professional, not just someone whose spelling skills you respect) and let them guide you in how to get it to where you want it. And develop thick skin- everyone won't like your writing. Take constructive criticism for what it is- useful information.