Weekly writing progress report for 2010, week #2

Here’s the status of the progress I’ve made toward my writing goals for 2010 for week #1:

  Week YTD
Total words written 1,652 4,851
# stories completed 0 0
# stories submitted 0 0
# stories sold 0 0

Summary: Ugh.  Another terrible week for writing.  Part of it has been distraction.  But for the story I’m working on, I suddenly feel as if I’ve forgotten how to tell a story.  I have two completely different approaches to the story and have been bouncing back and forth between both of them.  I can’t seem to settle on one or the other.  On Thursday or Friday, I finally sat down and reviewed my notes from the James Gunn workshop I did a few summers ago.  I think I’ve finally opted on the approach.  Now I just have to get back into the discipline I had back in November and get back to writing every day.  (This week I managed to write only one day!)

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.