Tell us your tried and true techniques for focusing when that deadline looms and you need to get work done. In other words, how do you avoid wasted days and wasted nights?
I take a few minute to think about what a need to put into words before a begin to write. I find that if a outline what I want to cover in advance I tend to do a better job of research and than covering the material when I actually put it down on paper. Once I get the first draft down than it is just a matter of polish and everything comes together after that.