Just completed a session where I wrote an additional 1,700 words of “The Graveyard Shift”. Things are definitely starting to come together now. I’m into part 11 of section III and the story is continuing to unfold. I think I see some spots where I’ll break some of these sections into smaller parts for speeding up the pace, but I’ll wait to do that in the second draft. For now, my focus is on bringing the story to a climax, and then finishing it off, and I gave good notions on how to do both. I’ve even begun to see possibilities for stories in this “universe” beyond the one that I’m writing now.

The story now stands at 11,100 words.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.