Story Sale: “Take One for the Road” to ANALOG

I found out earlier today that I sold my story “Take One for the Road” to ANALOG.  This is my 3rd professional sale, and my first to one of the “big three” and it has made this an incredibly exciting day.  I feel ill-equipped to describe just how thrilled I am to have a story of mine appear in ANALOG.  I always imagined it in the way that a person dreams of winning the lottery, but I’d take this story sale over the lottery any day.

For those following along on Twitter and/or Facebook, “Take One for the Road” is the 4th story that I wrote this year.

At this point, I don’t know when the story will be appearing, but it will likely be sometime in 2011.  Once I find out, I will, of course, post it here.

I’m still in a kind of hazy, endorphine-rich state of ecstasy over all of this.  MY STORY IS GOING TO BE IN ANALOG!  You know whose stories appear in ANALOG?  Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, and more recently folks like Michael A. Burstein, Allen Steele, Joe Haldeman and Robert J. Sawyer.  This is just a little too unreal at this point, and I keep thinking I am going to wake up and this is all going to be a dream.

After the story appears, I’ll post a little about its genesis.  Until then, man oh man, has this refueled my tanks.  I’m working on story #6 and now hope to have that completed in the next couple of weeks.  Story #7 is already partially written and I hope to have that done before the end of October.

I love being a science fiction writer!

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.

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