Philip Brewer's Writing Progress


Tuesday, 22 June 2004

Rewrote the first few paragraphs of the robot story again, trying to establish the hero and hint at his conflicts early. I'm reasonably happy with that bit now. I trimmed out some extraneous stuff and got him moved just slightly farther along. That didn't result in much increase in word-count, though. I'm still at about 370 words.

I did my writing in the cafe at Pages bookstore, because Jackie was there for a meeting of her fiber arts book group. Getting out with my laptop seems to be a useful change for me, in terms of getting things done.

I noticed that Clarion classmate Corie Ralston had a web page up and added it to my links page.

I bicycled to work today after driving yesterday because it was supposed to rain. It wasn't raining in the morning, though, so I ran 3 miles before work.

I hadn't run since the race, and had taken Sunday as a rest day, so I ran it fast (for me), averaging a 10:29 pace. I'd like to move up to being able to run a 9:00 pace. My plan to get there is a simple one: I'll use my GPS gizmo to set a 9-minute pace, run that speed for as long as I can, then jog until I recover enough to do it again. Last year it took just a few weeks to go from only being able to run at a 12-minute pace for a short time before getting out of breath to being able to do it until my legs got tired. Maybe I can work up to a 9-minute pace similarly quickly. I'm not counting on it.


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