One of the most frequent questions that I get asked is about how I write. I get asked basic questions like how do you go about writing a book, where do your ideas come from and so on. Most of the time I find when people ask me about writing a book they already have a base line idea as to what they want to write about. It might not be a full outline or even a completed idea but usually they have some sort of start.
So they have a start and they want to know how to get from point A to point Z. How to go from a basic idea, a spark on inspiration lodged in your head to a completed, polished idea on paper.
Its a simple question to ask but there is only one single answer that truly fits the question. The answer is write, and write a lot. Write as often as you can and even if you don't want to. You can go online and find dozens if not hundreds of videos of writers trying to give advice and it all comes back to doing the work. There is no easy way to get it done, at least not correctly and if you want to be a writer and you want your name on the cover of a book or two then you won't mind putting in the work.
As a rule of thumb for me personally, and this is for me it doesn't have to be for you, I try to write at least on page a day every day I work, which is five days a week. And on my off days I try to get at least two pages done. There are times when I blast through a few pages in under an hour and there are other days I have to struggle to finish the first page. The important thing for me though is that I am writing. There is going to be a lot in your first draft that's not great, that's ok. Just put it on the paper and move on. That's why we go back through it a second and third time, to fix those things.
The most important piece of advice I could give a writer thinking about taking the plunge on a novel or story of their own would be to push through and don't lose momentum. Once you start don't stop till you type the two words that stand for our victory as writers.