Back to writing

Spending the last month reading Gotham left no time for writing. Now that I’ve finished the book, it’s back to writing. I got started on the train ride home this evening, finally getting around to proofing the first draft of “The Graveyard Shift”. I got through 10 of 78 manuscript pages on the train. More later tonight. I’ve already decided that I need one more character in the story to smooth it out a bit. On the other hand, the first 10 pages read very well–they move quickly and as I story grew in length, I was worried this would be a problem. Once that story is proofed and I get the second draft done, I’ll send it off to F&SF. I’ve got a list of about 4 story ideas to work out, but I think the next one is going to be the baseball story.

I got the June issues of ASIMOV’S and ANALOG today.

Published by 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 Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.