Early to bed, early to rise

I am committed to getting to bed by 8:30 tonight. Today was a long-ass day and tomorrow is going to be another one and I was so tired on the train ride home, that I dozed off right in the middle of a story I was reading in SCIENCE FICTION AGE, Volume 1, Issue 2. (Let me make it clear that my falling asleep had nothing to do with the story.)

I escaped the office a little late, and I had to stop at the grocery store when I got home. After that, I picked up my dinner and ate as soon as I got here (even though it had only been 2-1/2 hours since my mid-afternoon meal). I then made my lunch for tomorrow and cleaned the dishes. I’m all set and it’s 6:40 PM. I have more story revisions to work on, and I’ll probably work on them for about an hour. Then it’s off to bed. Maybe I’ll read for a little while, but lights are out at 8:30 because 8 hours later, it starts all over again.

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.