On tap for today

Here is what I will be doing today:

  1. Taking the kids to a kids concert at a nearby church. (11:30am)
  2. Finishing the first draft of the epic fantasy story (~1,000 word at 1pm)1.
  3. Finishing my contribution to an upcoming Mind-Meld for SF Signal and getting it sent off. (2:30pm)
  4. Reading a Raymond F. Jones story in the February 1942 Astounding.
  5. Making more progress on the second draft of story #1 from earlier this year.
  6. Reading another Gene Wolfe story.
  7. Get all the tax paperwork ready to send to the accountant on Monday.

If I can get those seven things done today, I will feel like I’ve been particularly productive.

What will you be doing today?


  1. The fact that Kelly will be taking the Little Man and Little Miss to a birthday party after the concert helps to give me some extra time today that I might not otherwise have.

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.