And when you get to the end stop.
That’s how you write a novel. Lesson over. Word by word. Sentence by sentence, until you have a complete first draft.
Outline if you need to. Pants it if you need to. Combine pantsing and outlining in some form to create your own system.
Take advice. Ignore advice. Tell. Then show. Then tell and show and then learn which you are good at.
Write what you know. Then forget it and write what you make up. Then use all the stupid little things you actually know to make it realistic even if it’s a book about unicorns.
Use a ton of adverbs then cut out half of them. Then maybe half that half. But leave a few in. It’s OK . I won’t tell anyone.
Go ahead and describe the weather! And use some adjectives! By the way, everyone loves a good metaphor. Just don’t go crazy.