Philip Brewer's Writing Progress


Thursday, 30 October 2003

Yesterday got back to my zeppelin story. I rewrote the first scene, splitting it in half and putting most of what used to be exposition into dialog in the second scene. I like it better. The next scene was already an action scene. I think I can stick with the outline I've got, so I'm ready to move on. It's at about 1800 words and there's a lot still to happen. They're looking for stories to 8000 words, and I think it might well come out around that long.

I think I'm going to make a change that will significantly boost the importance of zeppelins in the story. They were really just local color before. Now I think I can make a zeppelin a bit more central. I don't know if that's necessary for the anthology, but I figure they're probably looking for more than just a zeppelin hanging overhead or even a quick ride on a zeppelin.

I've got a lot to get done tomorrow, but after that I'm on vacation for two weeks. I'm planning on trying to write every day--doing what I might do if I were writing full-time. We'll see if I can be productive that way.

I'll try to post every day.

Went for a run today. I'd meant to just run a couple of miles on campus after work, but when I went to change into my running clothes, I found a coworker running on the treadmill in the exercise room at the office. I suggested that it was warm enough to run outside, and he joined me. He wanted to run a bit further, so we ran down First to Windsor, then over to Lincoln, and then back to the office along St. Mary's. About 3.5 miles, I'd figure. A good run.


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