Philip Brewer's Writing Progress


Friday, 21 November 2003

No writing. I did do a bit of investigating of markets, and found some possibilities that I hadn't thought much about. I've got a few stories that will have to be trunked if I can't expand the list of markets that I consider, so it's good to see that there are possibilities. These markets tend to be narrower (smaller size range, interested in just one or a few genres, or simply looking for something very specific), so I can't just throw them into the mix, but expanding the list of markets I think about for each story that needs to go out seems certain to find me a few more possibilities for each story.

It's been a long week. Not a bad week, but long with lots to do. I liked being on vacation better.

Yesterday I went for a run over lunch. (After all, I had to use my new toy.) It was unusually warm, over 50°F. I suspected it might be the last such warm day until spring, but today was also warm and tomorrow is predicted to be as well.

It was a good run. I ran 3.53 miles. (New convention: If I'll report distances measured with the new gizmo to two places after the decimal. Not because 0.01 miles is a significant distance in a run (it's about 50 feet) but because it's an easy shorthand. If I report a run as 2.5 miles, that'll mean that I just estimated the distance. If I report is as 2.50, that'll mean I measured it with the new toy.)

(Actually, the toy reports distance to three places--it says yesterday's run was 3.534 miles--but that's just silly. Rounding off to the nearest hundredth of mile means that the maximum round-off error, five one-thousandths of a mile, will be about 25 feet, which is about the limit of the accuracy of the GPS.)

I ran at an average 10:58 pace. That's about what I expect.

I didn't run today. Tired and sore from yesterday. Fortunately, it's supposed to be warm one more day, so I'll run tomorrow.

Yesterday evening we went to a reception at the Verde Gallery The new exhibition is very nice, and there was also a side exhibition with some fiber art work by some of Jackie's fellow spinners and weavers.

You probably already know this, but Clarion classmate Theodora Goss has a new story up at Strange Horizons, "Sleeping with Bears." Wonderful.


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