A Story in Santa Monica

There is a new story that I have been wanting to write, but I have been so focused on the the novel that I just haven’t had the time. But I am going to try a little experiment. On Sunday afternoon, I head to Santa Monica, California for a week for work. While there, I am going to try to write the first draft of the story. It doesn’t necessarily mean taking a break from the novel–I’ll just prioritize the story first, and fill in whatever time I have left to work on the novel. Except, there’s not likely to be much “time left.” So for all practical purposes, I’ll be taking a break from the novel next week.

That’s okay with me. I could use a break. And not only do I think I have a pretty good story idea, but I finally figured out how to tell it. The voice of the story is always important to me and I can never make it far until I figure out the voice. Now that I think I have that covered, the story should good well.

We’ll see. I’ll give it a shot, beginning on Sunday and see if I can have a first draft finished by Saturday. I don’t have a title for the story yet, but my working title is likely to be “Fat Man and Little Boy.”

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.

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