Philip Brewer's Writing Progress


Thursday, 19 July 2001

Well, that's better. I've got 820 words on my insurance story. More important, I know where it's going and have at least a vague idea of how it's going to get there. I think this story will come in at 2500 words or so.

Jeffry Dwight sent the Bones of the Earth list an update. Among other things, he said that he'd put cover art up on the web next week. I'm looking forward to that.

The packages I shipped home arrived today. (Since my dad was picking me up, I just brought everything home to his house, then packaged it up for shipping from there, rather than trying to get it shipped before leaving East Lansing.) I sent email saying that the box with the mss could be sent media rate, but Katy had already shipped it to me first class! It's great to get them so quickly.

Jackie and I lifted weights this morning, then went and had breakfast with the Thursday morning crowd. Much of the discussion was about why people chose to write genre fiction (rather than "mainstream" fiction, I guess). I couldn't really answer, except to say that it was probably a matter of people writing the fiction that they liked to read, which just moves to the question to why people chose to read genre fiction.


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