1.Forget who you are in the physical sense; what you look like, the sound of your voice, how specific people view specific traits.
2.Do not consider the future.
3.Do not consider the critic.
4.Do not consider the abstract reader, nor the known, nor the family, nor the friend, nor the foe.
5.Do not read through what you have written in the voices and from the perspective of each of these specific individuals!
6.If it is feeling good, stick it in there (you can destroy it later).
7.Do not compare oneself to Nobel prize winning poet laureates, film directors, people from long lines of well-to-do and successful ancestors.
8.Do not think about money or time (except metaphorically).
9.Read text back periodically for editing and self-improvement.
10.Do not fantasise about posterity, interviews, early retirement, book signings, philosophical conversations with peer groups who really 'understand' you, etc.
11.Do not attempt to defend yourself.
12.Be honest, be quick, be stern, be funny.
13.Apply to anything and everything available with anything you have to hand.
14.Do not count rejections.
15.Do not remember details.
16.Keep hammering that nail.
18.This is only play.