It's not a race. Take your time and sink into your story.
I try a new thing to get me back into the writing habit.
Couldn't post because I was busy Writing the Damn Thing
The main character of my novel is Black.
Write from a place of internal truth, even if it is painful. You will be happier with the results.
I talk about transitioning from writing a novel to writing my novel, plus a peek inside my brain.
Be gentle with yourself. Cut yourself some slack and stop beating yourself up because you're not where you "should" be.
I finished the first draft of the first chapter of my novel. A few things I learned along the way.
I wrote a novel-length fanfic over the course of about 3 months. How did I do it? Can I employ the same strategies and tactics as I Write the Damn Thing?
I have a deadline for when I want my first draft of the Damn Thing to be finished.