1. Don't be afraid to over describe.
Many people are afraid it will take away from the here and now if you go off to describe characters, places, things. When in reality it only helps. your reader needs something to go on constantly, they are like little babies watching things happen, innocent to the world except what they see. if they can't see anything they start to get cranky, start to cry, and put down your book.
2. Character back story.
You need a character backstory, something that makes the readers, and the main character care. remember everyone does what they do with a purpose. they don't just wake up one day and say I am going to go set fire to that building, first, they say man, that building has some bad memories in it, I don't like looking at that building. I am going to burn that building down.
3. Rewrite, but not too much.
You can rewrite, you can look at something and know it is wrong, but don't keep going on and on at one paragraph or scene that doesn't work. sometimes you just need a break, which leads me to number 4:
4. Don't like it? can't get it right? just skip it.
Sometimes you get too close to the problem and it gets harder and harder. just like when I was trying to play piano when I was a kid. sometimes, the more the play the more frustrated and rotten you get. if you can't get something don't sweat it, just skip it. it isn't like it is the perfect final draft.
Sometimes you can get over competitive, over stressed, and over protective. remember, you are doing this for yourself, you are writing because(if your like me) you can't ignore the voices in your head, so you get them out on paper. Remember what your work is reflecting; your very soul.