Your best next step:

write your first draft!

You are ready. You know what you’re trying to say, who your protagonist is, and what’s going to happen in this story. 

(It’s possible that you still have some gaps in these things, and that’s okay. I’ll send you some tools over the next few days that will help you shore them up if needed.)

Perhaps you’ve already started writing. That’s fabulous! Keep going. 

The tools I want to offer you center more around accountability and mindset. 


Because writing a first draft is hard

It can be really tempting to quit at times. 

And I don’t want you to quit. Your story matters. 

I’ve created a quick and easy guide to scheduling writing sessions and holding yourself accountable for showing up to them.

I’ve also got a worksheet for when your mindset goes a little sideways and your inner critic or procrastination demon show up. Grab it now and save it for when you need it!

Finally, I’d like to suggest some episodes from my Let’s Write Your Novel podcast (ended in early 2023). Each episode is a tiny morsel, less than 10 minutes. 

Ep 18 What Are You Telling Yourself?

Ep 36 Commitment

Ep 25 Build Your Support System 

          And here are a couple of helpful episodes from my YouTube channel, How To Write a Novel (as of early 2023).

How to Write a Scene

When Do You Write?

          Too Busy to Write?

Ready, set, go. You’ve got this.

xo, Stephanie

P.S. If you’d like to talk more about how to build accountability and a strong mindset into your first draft writing, please schedule a free introductory call with me!