2. Journal to keep your sanity.
I’ve talked about journaling before. It keeps you productive, and writing. If you’re starting a new project, journaling a few paragraphs about it as soon as you get the gig primes the pump. If you’re working on a longer project, journaling helps you to stay in the project so that you’re focused when you sit down to write.
Of course, journaling also helps you to collect your ideas, and thoughts. You’ll develop fresh insights about your writing.