Philip Brewer's Writing Progress


Tuesday, 24 July 2001

I made good progress today, writing some over lunch and some more this evening. I've got 2240 words. I'm past the scene that I'd been about to start for three days. It wasn't hard to write. It's just that most of the information that I'd planned to put in it needed to get in earlier in the story. So, each time I was about to write something, I ended up scrolling back to the top and slipping it in earlier. I think it's all in there now, and the (now rather short) scene I'd thought I was working on is also done. The next step is for the character to struggle with the false alternatives. The poor guy.

People are reading my journal.

It's a very good thing that I didn't put a hit counter on my web pages while I was at Clarion. Who knows how much time I might have wasted checking to see who was reading my journal? I assume I'll get over it eventually.

Most interesting to me is to see where they come from. You may not know this, but most browsers will tell my web site what page they came from (if they came via a link on some page). This morning, for example, I could tell that someone did a web search for Karina Sumner-Smith, and found my journal page because it has her name on it.


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