I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it.-Ernest Hemingway
I have to admit, I too love the feeling of leaving my writing day when the words are flowing nicely and I know I have a starting point for the next day, but sometimes it's tempting to keep writing. I often fear that if I stop while the creative juices are flowing, they may not return the next day. I fret over the possible lost prose that could result, therefore more often than not, I continue writing until I run out of fuel...or life calls.
When I do stop midway through a scene, I usually scribble several notes to myself-a line of dialogue or something to remind myself where I was heading with the scene before I put it away. I'm going to keep today's post short and open it up to you lovely ladies. I'd love to know-do you quit while you're ahead or keep writing till there are no words left? And what methods do you use to prompt yourself the next day?