I just finished another 1,000 words of Next Life. I was hoping to get a little more done tonight, but I started late again, and decided to stop working as close to 8:30 PM as I could because I have to get to bed. I’ve got a long day tomorrow.

It’s still moving pretty well. I’m into the last scene of the first chapter, and I left off at a spot that I am eager to pick up from on Friday. (I say Friday because I’ve got softball after work tomorrow an by the time I get home, will have to head straight for bed.)

I’m 9.9% of the way through the schedule, and 2.6% of the way done with the story. I’m happy that I managed to get 1,000 words done tonight. It felt good and just being able to get something down on paper, if nothing else, is good practice. I have a feeling that there will be a lot of cleaning up to do in the final draft, but I’m not worrying about that right now. I’m just getting in as much practice as I can.

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.