The Reason Things are a Little Quiet Here

If you’ve noticed it has been a little quiet here this week, you are an astute observer. There are several reasons for the quiet:

  1. Capclave is this weekend and I am in the process of preparing for 6 panels, 2 of which I am moderating, plus a 90 minute talk on technology for writers (with Bud Sparhawk). The preparation takes time.
  2. I am getting close to finishing the first draft of a new story (the second story I’ve started after finishing the novel draft back in September). That takes time as well.
  3. I am in the process of doing the final revisions to the first story, now that I’ve gotten feedback from all of my beta-readers. That takes time.
  4. I am reading for my next book review column, which I have to turn in early in November. The reading, of course, takes time.

All of these things are in addition to the day job, the family, and the run-of-the-mill tasks and chores that go on every day. The government might shut down, but I don’t. And so my time for blogging has been less than usual this week. I do hope you find my excuses good enough, and I will try to do better next week.

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.