June 15th, 2011
Heinlein’s Business Rules

While getting things back on track and working on my (two) steampunk stories, I came across a great reminder to myself. These are business rules penned by Robert Heinlein, one of the first science fiction authors I read while growing up and they hit me where it hurt – in my tendency to procrastinate.

His rules go simply:

1) You must write.
2) You must finish what you write.
3) You must not rewrite unless to editorial demand.
4) You must mail your work to someone who can buy it.
5) You must keep the work in the mail until someone buys it.

Time to put my eye back on the prize and get to WORK.

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