When ideas begin to gel into a compelling story, it’s time to start chipping away at that word count. This is the place where great ideas come to die, abandoned in the foothills of early chapters as writing bogs down in the actual details of day-to-day execution.
Staying motivated is key, and writers find all kinds of ways to do it. Twitter is a surprisingly good option, with a vibrant community of supportive authors willing to lend a hand to their colleagues in matters big and small. But there are other, more drastic ways to make you write. When drastic is what you need, look to Write or Die.