Lunchtime writing–surprise!

It was my plan to read during lunch today, but the as I read, I kept thinkingabout one of the stories I’ve been working on. Often times, I jot down a note or two and come back to the story later, but given how poor I’ve felt my writing to be lately, I thought I should take advantage of the feeling. I set aside the book and proceeded to write. Two full scenes and part of a third. And I’m pleased with the results. It’s not crap. I did 700 words of "Cats in the Cradle" in just under an hour. However, I tossed away the 1,000 or so words I’d already written before this (they were crap) and so, things stand as follows:

"Cats in the Cradle":
Total words: 703 | This session: 703 | Net change: -350

I’ve left off at a point from which I am looking forward to continue, so it’s possible there will be some more writing tonight.

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.