I am back from a three week blogging hiatus- during which I traveled to five different cities across Mexico and the US. Part of this time was for catching up with friends and family, part of this time was for professional opportunity in connecting other groups into the tribe, and part of this time was for finishing the next draft of my book, which is very close to completion. Upon entering to my office here at the Bootstrap Incubator I ran into a long term friend and publishing expert Matt Cohen, who asked about the status of my book. The power of being in an incubator environment (and not just having an office) is for chance conversations like the one that I had with Matt. Matt, who has always been very supportive of the direction that Enterprise Teaming is going and the writing of my book and the growing Enterprise Tribe told me about Robert Heinlein’s rules for writing. They are valuable, and I know several of my readers are writing as well, so I share them below. If you want to read more about these, you can find more analysis of Heinlein’s statements here.
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.
Update on my book: one section of 10 or so pages remains to be done. It is a major section- about how the Enterprise Tribe and social networking will effect the Individual. I am looking forward to getting your feedback about this, and please do continue to share your stories with me- they have been extremely effective in helping flesh out the book and the concepts that we are developing…. Now back to Rule #2, finishing what I write.