To be a true writer, you have to get to the end — it’s unavoidable. The best advise I've ever received, this from a well published writer, was to write the whole thing. Don’t stop to “polish” any chapters until your entire manuscript is written.
If you polish, you never finish.
Another great unavoidable for me — the outline. I find that an outline, even one as simple as:
Chapter 1 — Hero breaks leg, can’t save the world.
Chapter 2 — Hero wallows in self pity.
Chapter 3 — world falls apart because hero, isn’t.
Gives me something follow. If I don’t have it, I end up polishing.
The final unavoidable — the rejection. Everyone gets them. I read them, work with them, and move forward.
What are your “Unavoidables” when writing?