Almost done with “The Graveyard Shift”

One more session and I will be done with the first draft. I did about 2,000 words tonight, putting the story right at 15,000 words. I figure another 1,500 or so will finish it up, at least of the first draft. I reached the climax tonight, but I had to stop in the middle of it because I am just plain worn out. So I’ve got to try and wrap things up tomorrow. (Ideally, I’d like to finish the first draft tomorrow because I’ve got this notion of 1 story/month, but if I carries over a bit, that’s fine too. The next big task will be reading 80 manuscript pages to see how well the thing flows in its current form.

I did my 90 pushups. I’m beat. I’m off to bed. (And hopefully, to sleep!)

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.