Friday writing

Just completed 570 words, making up the first scene of “At Sea”. It’s not great, but I’m pushing forward with it. Maybe I’ll surprise myself? I don’t have the voice of the story yet, which is usually a warning sign. I know when a story is going well when I have the voice, but maybe I’ll worry about that more after the first draft is completed.

Plan on reading some of the Hugo-nominated short fiction this weekend, in addition to more of In Memory Yet Green. I’ll read what I can manage of the Hugo-nominated novels when I’m done with my regular April Asimov reading.

I was looking forward to watching the Yankees/Red Sox game tonight but it’s not being aired locally, which is too bad. On the other hand, it’s probably a good thing. Watching the game, as fun as it might be, would turn out to be just another distraction.

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.