So after a month plus break due to “reasons” I just wrote a few hundred words. Mainly because “Uncle Lar” (of Mad Genius club fame) had agreed to be a beta reader for me. Somehow, knowing that someone would be reading what I wrote spurred me to overcome my natural slothful instincts and knuckle down. Despite the fact that he was doing me a favor, and that there were exactly zero expectations from him, the very fact that there was someone to send my work to motivated me. Chalk it up to another win for Heinlein’s rules. I am beginning to understand the true appeal of an editor, if nothing else the fact that someone is waiting for your work helps motivate you to do the work.

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