More of a writer’s daydreams

I recently received a promotion in the day job. I am now a senior application developer. Upon getting this promotion, one of the things I did was to update LinkedIn, and the tagline there. Before, it read: “Science Fiction Writer and Application Developer” now it reads: “Science Fiction Writer and Senior Application Developer”.

But I got to day-dreaming about career progression and tried to imagine the progression of the LinkedIn tagline. Without any specific time-frame associated with the changes, here is how that tagline evolved in my day dreams:

  1. Application developer
  2. Science fiction writer and application developer
  3. Science fiction writer and senior application developer
  4. Award-winning science fiction writer and senior application developer
  5. New York Times bestselling science fiction writer and senior application developer

And then, finally, just:

  • New York Times bestselling science fiction writer

Like the song asks, “I can dream, can’t I?”

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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