Working on rewrite of Ch 22 of 36. Averaging 2.2 chapters per day. Still aiming to have all of the current rewrite done by 7/12.

The next focus will be on readying Outward Bound: Speculative Fiction and Poetry which will include two unpublished Deserted Lands short stories. Best case scenario has it up on the three big sites for ebooks on July 22nd the day the Bellingham Herald Serial Speculative Fiction Story starts. Worst case is on the August 26th when my chapter is released. Big window, I know.

Also a nod to Robert A. Heinlein, who was born 106 years ago today, probably the author most responsible for my writing career. He engaged my spirit of wonder and exploration at a very young age. I use his rules of writing through Robert Sawyer’s adaptation with my own personal tweaks.

Roberts’ Rules of wRiting

  • Rule One: You Must Write “Regularly. It is a job, even if you are not getting paid yet.”
  • Rule Two: Finish What You Start or “Don’t start something you don’t know how to finish.”
  • Rule Three: You Must Refrain From Rewriting, Except to Editorial Order or “Don’t tinker endlessly with your story.”
  • Rule Four: You Must Put Your Story on the Market “until you are certain it is crap and you will be embarrassed to see it published.”
  • Rule Five: You Must Keep it on the Market until it has Sold or “You run out of markets.”
  • Rule Six: Start Working on Something Else or “Always be working on other ideas, stories, characters.”

Write on, read on,