My upcoming writing projects

I now have my writing projects scheduled out through February 2011 (I think).  They are all short fiction and for those interested they are:

  • Story #8 for 2010: finishing up (and cutting) my first attempt at a (humorous) zombie story (although the word zombie is never used). I’m hoping to get a draft of this completed by the end of the weekend.
  • Story #9 for 2010: this one is hard to describe, but let’s call it a near-future technophile/technophobe story with what I think is a fairly clever title. I’ve got three or four scenes written so far and I’m hoping to finish this one up while on vacation.
  • Story #1 for 2011: My first novella in quite some time. I’m cannibalizing the first part of my NaNoWriMo novel, rewriting it, cutting it from 34,000 to around 20,000 words for what I think will be a fun and exciting space opera.  I’m aiming to have this one finished by the end of January.
  • Story #2 for 2011: A science fiction mystery a la Jack McDevitt involving what I think is a very cool mystery and an even cooler resolution to the mystery.  I’m hoping to have this one wrapped up by the end of February.

In the meantime, I still have 3 stories out at various markets and I think all three of stories are pretty good ones.  They are also 3 distinct genres: one is a straight mystery; another is a fantasy; and the third is a science fiction mystery.  Two of the three stories have been out for a very long time and I expect to hear back on them soon.  What I will add is that I think I have a better chance than at any time in the past at selling not just one of these, but all three, as they represent the culmination of a lot of practice on my part and I think they are good efforts, especially the science fiction mystery which is among one of the best stories I’ve written so far, in my opinion.

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.