HEINLEIN’S RULES FOR WRITING
1. You must write.
2. You must finish what you write.
3. You must refrain from rewriting, except to editorial order.
4. You must put the work on the market.
5. You must keep the work on the market until it is sold.
[Robert A. Heinlein]
This week – and this year – to me are all about efficiency. Doing the work, but not only working harder – but smarter. This means prewriting, outlines, sticky notes, pictures and whatever else gets me to a better story on the front end. It means hitting my daily goals for wordcounts, no excuses. And it means smarter revision – do it once, do it well, and get good feedback. Repeat, then be done.
No excuses. It’s time to work.