A splash of routine, a pinch of process and a dash of intuition. This is the recipe that I am hoping will create a successful second draft of my manuscript. Routine is something that successful writers’ always put at the top of their list of writing tips. It’s the holy grail of literary pursuit. Writing routinely, and regularly, without distraction is what is required. It’s not surprising, after all you couldn’t build a house if you didn’t make time to lay bricks.
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At 11:40 PM on New Years Eve, I was reading. My wife was next to me on the couch catching Pokemon, my 19 year old son was having a snooze and my 14 year old boy was making an Indiana Jones costume. A Robbie Williams concert was on the TV. It wasn't much of a party scene but it was a great way to end the year. We had enjoyed a wonderful day strolling the markets and walking in the forest, capping it off with a great pub meal. We all went outside at midnight to watch the firewo