First critters critique

I submitted my first critique for a story in the Critter’s writing workshop this evening. Critiques are due by Wednesday so I got mine in just under the wire. I think I did a pretty good job overall. For a critique to count for credit, it has to be at least 200 words. Documentaion says the average is something over 500 words. My critique was just over 1,000 words on a story that was 3,500 words long.

In the meantime, I got several more stories in the mail today. I only have to do one critique per week to meet my quota, but again, it is to my benefit to do as many as I can because I learn from this. I haven’t yet submitted a story, however. I’m debating whether to submit one of my existing stories for review, or to submit something brand new.

Off to bed now, thought. I have to be up at 4:30 AM for a 6 AM workout with Bernard. I can’t even stay up to see the Yankees clinch the division this evening. (Although it looks like it’s going to happen!)

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.