What I will be doing this weekend

I’ve managed exactly 1 writing session in the first week of the year. Bad, bad me. But there is a lot of things I’ve got going on and I’m going to try to use the weekend to organize. My weekend tasks can be divided into 3 categories.

Writing-related things I will be doing this weekend:

  • Finish reading Part 1 of my NaNoWriMo novel so that I can start transforming it in the my “Rescue” novelette.
  • Actually start writing the novelette
  • Finish reading the May 1994 Science Fiction Age
  • Write my post for the May 1994 Science Fiction Age
  • Visit 2 local bookstores in search of more issues of Astounding
  • Possibly visit a third bookstore
  • Finish preparing for my talk on science fiction for the Arlington Writers Group

Family-related things I will be doing this weekend:

  • (Possibly) taking the Little Man to Gymboree
  • Chores around the house
  • Preparing a dinner or two
  • Going to the park, if the weather permits
  • Watching Mater/Sponge Bob/Fineas & Ferb/Mickey Mouse Club with the Little Man (over and over and over again)

Miscellaneous things I will be doing this weekend:

  • Elliptical machine (x3)
  • Either retiring the antediluvian iMac we currently use as a server, or upgrading it to Leopard (ETA: retirement and/or upgrade postponed until next week)
  • Start pulling together tax records (most of which are fortunately digitized this year)
  • Other tasks as assigned

What I won’t be doing this weekend:

  • Getting much rest

Happy Friday!

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.