As I head off for Squaw Valley I am reminded of Stephen King's advice to read a lot and write a lot. My tip for you is the same as it has been for more than 15 years. Write every day. Write for a minimum of 15 minutes. Don't promise yourself you will write for 5 hours on the weekend because you are too busy during the week. You will be overwhelmed come Saturday. Instead, get up 15 minutes earlier than usual, set a timer for 15 minutes and write until it goes off. That's all you have to to do. But do it every day. EVERY day. And you will be more productive over time than you can imagine. More about my 15 minute method in upcoming posts.