Writing and Viable Paradise

I haven’t written very much since NaNoWriMo, when I blasted out about 20,000 words. I did one short story thereafter, but nothing of substance since. This is frustrating, but it’s been a combination of things that have kept me from writing, not the least of which being the concern that I haven’t sold anything since my story to InterGalactic Medicine Show last year.

Well, I’m going to try and set those concerns aside and just write. Everyday if I can. Even if it’s just a little. In an ideal world, I could produce a short story a month. I don’t think I’ve ever written more than 2 or 3 stories in a year, so a short story a month would be a huge win.

Thanks to the encouragement of mabfan, I’m also going to apply to Viable Paradise. The week-long writing group takes place in September in Martha’s Vineyard. I have until June 30 to apply.


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.