I do, but luckily I’m not tired of answering it yet—so you’re in luck.
1. Avoid editing your content until the first draft is entirely completed. If you don’t listen to this rule, which IS the most important, then you’ll never finish your manuscript. You’ll discourage yourself and be too occupied with picking out the flaws in what you’ve written. Every first draft sucks. There are no exceptions. Corrections come later.
2. Write at night. Preferably late at night. After 1:00AM. There are few distractions, the internet is kind of ‘dead’, and your ideas will be more lucid and free flowing. Some of the best writing occurs between 1:00AM and 10:00AM. I think that’s a line in Disorderly, actually…
3. Allow yourself to have some breathing room between drafts. If you finish Draft #1 and then, the next day, jump into Draft #2 it’ll be more difficult to spot the errors in your manuscript. Let at least one week pass before you start to seriously touch up on things.
4. Show patience and don’t take rejection to heart. It’ll take a while to craft a piece that’s worth publishing and even then, you may get passed up by one hundred different publishing houses before your manuscript finds the right home. Manuscripts, short stories, poems, [etc] are rejected for numerous reasons—not necessarily because the writing is poor. Even if the writing isn’t up to snuff, just remember that there’s plenty of time to improve. Also keep in mind that E.L. James is a multi-millionaire and her writing is the quality of dog shit—yours can’t be any worse than that. Be better than the worst, strive for greatness, keep your expectations low and hope for the best, and you might do well.