Thursday, 24 May 2001
I spent most of the evening outlining the desert walk story. I've got a fairly detailed 2-page outline that has most of the essential details, pretty much scene by scene. There are a few rough spots, and I don't know yet if I'll try to work them out in the outline, or just see if they don't go away when I start to work with actual text.
I got some work done at work, but various problems kept me from making as much progress as I'd hoped. I'll have to be very efficient to get everything done by the end of next week.
I printed a copy of Aristotle's Poetics that I found on the web. I think I read it when I was an undergraduate. (Maybe I was just supposed to read it. :-) In any case, I don't remember much now. I'm looking forward to giving it another try. I don't have high hopes for the stuff on poetry, but the stuff on plot may be useful to review.
No exercise. Pathetic. We'll go to the Fitness Center tomorrow, but I can't afford to miss so many runs.