Some gauge their day based on a word count. Others outline their story, chapter by chapter before they begin the process of writing.
Each scene should either advance your plot or reveal information about your character. If your scene does neither, cut it. People tend to skim or skip over scenes that have no clear goal.
The more you know, the more you have to write about.
The thrilling part of “being author” is that at this moment, we may be speaking to, sitting next to, or even meeting those rare, great, authors that are among us here today.
Beta readers are the unsung heroes of my publishing journey.