Clearing the decks

With the start of NaNoWriMo just 1 week away, something’s got to give.  And so, it is with a fair amount of disappointment that I am giving up on the backlog of science magazines sitting on a pile on my desk.  I got lazy and allowed myself to get far enough behind to where it is not likely I will catch up and get only further behind.  So I’m cutting bait.  I have sitting next to me the November 2010 issue of SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN.  This will be the next issue that I read, skipping over September and October. My next issue of NEW SCIENTIST will be the one I receive in the mail this week, skipping over 8 or so stacked on my desk.  I really hate doing that since I love the magazine and I wonder what I will miss–but miss it I will.  It is the only way I can get back on track with the magazines.

In a perfect world, I’ll have finished All Clear by Sunday night, too, but I don’t think that’s in the cards either.

Published by 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 Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.