Writing progress, August 30

Not good. I have all kinds of excuses this morning. I slept horribly last night, not because of the kids, but because of this cold. I felt like I had sludge in my throat and kept sucking in air all night. Made for a very uncomfortable night’s sleep. In turn, I overslept. I got the Little Man to school late and didn’t sit in front of the computer until almost 10am. I managed a little over 90 minutes of work on the novella but it was unfocused touch-ups and not a whole lot of forward progress.

I’m skimming the chapters in Jeff VanderMeer’s Booklife on the “private” part of booklife. I remember reading the book last summer after Readercon and finding the information within very helpful. Maybe a refresher will help get me situated so I can be more productive. I really do want to get this story finished and sent off to Analog. I think I have a good story to tell and when I pitched it to Stan, he seemed to agree. I’m aiming for much better progress tomorrow.

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.