For the second night in a row, I got at least 8 hours of sleep and felt well-rested when I woke up this morning. I slept in until 5:30 because I am working out with Bernard this afternoon. That meant I could be in bed by 9:30 last night. In fact, I was in bed well before 9:30 reading, and I turned out the lights at about 9:15. I slept well for the most part. I woke up at 3 AM, had some water, and felt somewhat wide awake (and if the trains ran at 3 AM, I might have done into work), but then got back into bed and slept for another 2-1/2 hours.

It was another cold morning, 27 degrees or so when I left the house. I don’t mind the cold weather at all; in fact, I kind of like it. But I don’t like reading about cold weather. Last night I read some scenes in The Engines of God where there was some damage to the ship and the temperatures were dropping to well below freezing levels and the crew had to take emergency precautions. Brrrrr! I felt cold just reading about it.

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.