Waiting for Comcast

I was up a 7:30 this morning and did a little bit of house cleaning while waiting for the Comcast technician to show up. They are scheduled to come between 8 and 11 this morning. I finally received a call at about 8:45 confirming the appointment and letting me know the technician would be here as scheduled. So now I’m just waiting.


I spent the last half hour or so doing some more detailed outlining of “If By Reason Of Strength…” I now have a very good idea of how the story will end and also what the major events in the story will be. I am now trying to fill in the blanks (the way that I did when I wrote “Graveyard Shift”). I’ve outlined in detail the first 6 sections of the story. From what I gather, I think there are probably at least 6 more sections to outline. It’s a little too early to make an accurate guess, but I’d say that the story is looking like it will be in the 12,000 – 15,000 word range.

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.