In the Wikipedia article, I found the following:
Lichtenberg was prone to procrastination. He failed to launch the first ever hydrogen balloon, and although he always dreamed of writing a novel Ã la Fielding’s Tom Jones, he never finished more than a few pages. He died at the age of 56, after a short illness.
Today is Tuesday, albeit late, December 11. Your “few pages” is due by midnight, Saturday, December 15. Email it to me in some text format, and I’ll post each one as I get them.
There are some rules, of course.
Rule #1: You must use the phrase “dear Reader” at least once.
Rules #2: Let us agree that “no more than a few pages” actually means fewer than 1,500 words. If you must write more, write the d—n novel.
Other rules, in comments, as they occur to you.
Rule #3: Cut-off for rules is midnight, Thursday, December 13.
Rule #4: You cannot go all Five Obstructions on our ass, Marc.
Rule #5: You may ignore new rules, but save all radical versions of your work so as to discuss them.