Procrastinate. Really, you want to catch [insert favorite TV series here] the first time around instead of waiting for Netflix. Read every bad review. Whether it’s for your own book or for an author you admire, whatever you thought was brilliant will quickly be quantified as verbal diarrhea and creative turds. Take it to heart. It only proves that you’re not qualified to judge what’s “good” if it comes up and bites you. When writing a story, never get beyond the first scene.