Heinlein’s Rules

As far as I’m concerned, it doesn’t get much better than a Heinlein novel. Go ahead, read Job: A Comedy of Justice or Time Enough for Love. I’ll wait.

You’re back? Good. See? How can you go wrong with a sci-fi, libertarian misogynist? (He’s not misogynistic. He’s just accused of it by those missing the point.) Anyway, I ran across these rules recently here.

Rule One: You Must Write
Rule Two: Finish What Your Start
Rule Three: You Must Refrain From Rewriting, Except to Editorial Order
Rule Four: You Must Put Your Story on the Market
Rule Five: You Must Keep it on the Market until it has Sold

They make a lot of sense for more than just writing, I think.