Stay on Target
Caught myself writing a “and now this character does that” section. Slapped myself silly with a flounder and deleted it. The section, not the flounder. Even if it was on a space station in 1930, how they get from the airlock to the head honcho’s office is Not Interesting.
Pondering things like “who would have won the 1816 Presidential Election if James Monroe had been killed in a slave revolt in 1815?” even though it’s not strictly relevant to the story as it appears.
Reminding myself that a reveal differs from an info dump by a) coming late in the plot and b) answering questions the reader has, not telling them stuff you think they should know.
That is all.