Have you written today? Have you written for 7-15 days in a row? Well, congratulations. You are now on your way to completing a book. Now that you’ve got several days worth of unkempt verbiage, what do you do with it? Well here are some ideas:
Mine the gems. Look back through the last 15 days of writing. If you’ve just been writing for yourself, chances are you won’t have a complete book…but maybe you do! In any case, pull out the best material and put it all in a document or a folder. Mine is labeled “stars.”
Polish the stones. Take the stuff that you have that seems like it’s going somewhere and build upon it, make a draft. Even if you just take a single line and use it as spring board.
Share it. Once you’ve got a draft of something find a trusted friend, a writing group, a teacher, a peer or me! Share it and get some feedback.
Save it for later. If nothing is striking your fancy, just tuck it in that proverbial kitchen drawer (I actually have a folder on my computer called “kitchen drawer.”)
Write some more! Keep at it.