# 5 in Ruth’s Rules of “Rriting”

(Which is to say…really?)

  1. Finish the project! (And yes, I’m working on one right now)

COMPLETE YOUR WRITING PROJECT!

If you would be a serious writer, you must finish your project. Thinking about it and dreaming about it, won’t finish it. You must write until you complete the project. If you want an editor to take you seriously, you must have a completed manuscript, polished and edited. Editors won’t offer a contract on even a proposal without some guarantee that they’ll actually get a completed manuscript.