A perfect example of needing to be prepared for knowledge before I can have it successfully dropped on me. I’ve heard this before. Several times. Needless to say, I’m going to be focusing on more short works (after I finish Rue From Ruin) and on finishing them. I’ll come back the novel at a later date.
Robert Heinlein‘s rules for writing from his 1947 essay “On the Writing of Speculative Fiction” is always worthy of a reposting:
- You must write.
- You must finish what you write.
- You must refrain from rewriting, except to editorial order.
- You must put the work on the market.
- You must keep the work on the market until it is sold.
Learn them. Live them.