Philip Brewer's Writing Progress


Friday, 18 May 2001

Day job news: I'm getting really, really busy. That shouldn't be a surprise, right before I go off for six weeks, I suppose. But one task has budded off two more tasks of similar size, one of which has to be done by Wednesday. And then there's my other task....

I got comments back from a few people on my latest story. There are several problems. Basically, I failed to make the current situation look desperate enough. I can fix that. One reader didn't get the main motivation of the main character, but others did, so maybe that'll work okay if I fix the other stuff. I don't think I'll try to revise that now, though. I'll make some notes on ideas I have for fixing things, but then put it aside until after Clarion.

Various problems (weather, scheduling, tiredness) made me miss a couple of runs and cut another couple runs short. But today I got in my whole two miles for the first time in about a week. I'm not in good enough shape yet to be able to do that. Pushing on through today's run was tough. Still, I made it. We lifted weights after, making it three times this week, so that's on track.

I'm looking forward to the weekend. It's time to start doing serious getting ready.


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