Philip Brewer's Writing Progress


Monday, 12 May 2003

I guess they've been at it for a month now, but I just happened upon a story-in-progress collaboration between Cory Doctorow and Charlie Stross called Unwirer. There's an outline (which I haven't read) which has spoilers. There's also some comments on the various bits (which I only read a smattering of). The story itself looks like it'll be great.

It's given me a couple of ideas for the story idea I've been struggling with. Not enough to get me writing yet, though.

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is going to unveil a new design for the $20 bill tomorrow morning. I've always been interested in the whole idea of secure documents (money, but also things like passports, stock certificates, ID cards, etc.), so I'm really looking forward to seeing what they've come up with.

I went for a run before work this morning.

Something that always happens, when I haven't been running much, is that my feet and ankles complain for the first bit of each run. It only lasts 15 seconds or so, but they really try to convince me that running is unnecessary and that walking be a much better idea.

Today, though, for the first time in a long time (years), that didn't happen. I started running and my feet felt good. That got me off to a faster start then usual. A bit problematic when I got to the slight uphill part of my run, as I was already breathing hard, but I made it through that okay, and then it was all (slightly) downhill from there. The upshot of my fast start was that I did my run about 15 seconds faster than I've been doing it, and even ran a bit past my usual stopping point, just because I felt like it.

Then, after work, I went for another run with Jackie. We went 1.5 miles (though we didn't run the whole way).


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