On through the night

I worked 11 straight hours today without pause, getting ready for the rollout of the Visitor application tomorrow evening, and doing some work on my other big project. I was hoping to finish Our Oriental Heritage but the only reading I got done today was on the train into work this morning. I’ve still got about 69 pages to go.

I have a laundry list of things that still need to be done on the Visitor application to get it ready for rollout. And I’ve got a bunch of work to do on the other project as well. And so, in one of those rare forays into extremely long hours, I plan on working through the night to get this all finished.

I met Kelly at the Metro after work and broke the news to her. We went to the Cheesecake Factory for dinner and then it was back to her place, where I’m staying tonight. It’s almost 7 PM right now. My plan is to get a few hours of sleep between now and 10 PM, and then get back up at 10 and, while Kelly sleeps, see how much I can get done before the sun rises. I’ve got a fairly extensive checklist to help guide me. And I imagine I’ll make a post on my progress a time or two along the way.

I’m not sure the last time I pulled an all-nighter, but I know that it’s in these entries somewhere and I’ll dig it up. In the meantime, I’ll be working on through the night…

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.