Tough love, baby, right? Sometimes, we all need tough love.
A sampling of mine:
Unadvice: When you’re in that place where you have the time and space to write–you planned to write–but the words aren’t coming because… trauma-drama-self-pity-tired–making yourself accountable to a merciless friend is a really good motivator. For me, anyway. “I have two hours to draft Chapter 8. Time me.”
You: “It’s been two hours. Checking in. What have you done?”
Me: “Two thousand words of utter crap I have to throw out.”