I wrote about 500 words of the second draft of my new story, which as of yet doesn’t have a title, but which I think of in my head as the “TV” story. I am taking scottedelman‘s advice on this one. I wrote a first draft that was perhaps 1,500 words, very rough, almost outline like. In the second draft, I am expanding. What was perhaps 75 words in the first draft expanded to 500 in this draft. We’ll see how this technique works. Also, I’m experimenting with style a little, but in a way that I think works to the advantage of this particular story.

The 500 words were written longhand, pen and yellow pad. And in script, too, which means it is probably only readable to me–and even that is iffy.

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.