These are great tips to keep in mind as you work on the first draft of your novel. I would add to this list:
6) Make an outline. You can do this before beginning the draft and/or as you go along. An outline will keep you organized and help you remember what each scene or chapter is about.
7) Just write, don’t edit. When you’re in the creation phase editing and over thinking can slow you down. Use place holders if you need to research something. Now is not the time to be a perfectionist. When you are in the editing phase you can stress about finding the right word.
8) Imagine the scene before writing. Take a few minutes to visualize the setting, dialogue, and characters before you start to write. This may help with any writer’s block you may face.