“Vacation?” You Ask

So I mentioned something about a vacation on the previous post. I do take them from time-to-time, and in recent years those times seem to fall at the end of the year. We have house-sitters and pet-sitters squared away and indeed we’ll be heading on a well-deserved vacation in just a little over a week.

We’ll be taking the kids to Disney World for the first time, and then spending a restful and relaxing time–including Christmas–at my in-laws. That isn’t sarcasm. I have the best in-laws in the world and so the rest of you just have to be jealous. We are doing things a little different this time: we are driving instead of flying, and I am actually really looking forward to it.

But what you are most likely concerned about is what it means for this blog, right? I suspect it won’t be impacted too much. I’ll schedule some posts ahead of time, so that, you know, I can have a few days where I don’t feel glued to the computer. But otherwise, I suspect that things will mostly be business as usual. In addition to spending quality time with the family, I hope to get started on some of that momentum I talked about yesterday. I also have a ton of reading to do for my book review column, to say nothing on catching up on short fiction. I’ve gotten pretty far behind there.  Maybe I’ll even finish a new story.

In any case, I don’t suspect this blog will miss a beat, so if you come here each day looking for something to read, I expect you’ll still find stuff while I’m on vacation.

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.