Lunchtime writing

At lunch today (after eating my homemade peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and an orange), I got started on the story I referred to earlier, the latest incarnation of an idea I’ve had for a while, which I’m calling “If By Reason of Strength”.

I went back to my notes from the writing workshop on the “hook” I wrote. Almost unanimously, it was suggested that I move the “hook” line up to the beginning so that it seemed less of an afterthought. I did that, and then typed in the rest of the 100 word passage. I then kept going, a bit slowly, but with a lot of thought into where the story was going. When lunch was over I had completed 660 words, the entire opening scene of the story. I feel pretty good about it thus far.

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.