So, one week into 2012 already.
We started Marathon training this week with a 6km tempo run on Tuesday, a 10km tempo on Wednesday and a 10km slow run this morning – which was a shock to the system. Our instructor seemed like a nice guy, but we discovered this morning that he quit and it’s not clear who is going to lead the group now. They didn’t say why, so perhaps he has a good reason but it was very sudden and it’s left the shop scrambling to find a replacement.
I spent yesterday taking the next step in an ongoing attempt at making space on our bookshelves by moving our DVD collection into binders. Over Christmas I did the same with my videogame collection and it’s tedious but does free up a lot of space. Yesterday, I covered all the TV DVDs, mostly Buffy, Farscape, The X-Files, Millenium and The Simpsons plus a selection of newer stuff like Dexter and The Big Bang Theory. That little lot came in at three binders (350+ discs).
Not the most inspiring way to spend the afternoon but still, it’s good to have a bit of empty space on the bookshelves. Of course, a friend at work gave me five new books last week so I need to keep doing this type of thing to keep up with the onslaught of new reading.
On the writing front I didn’t do any actual “typing-at-the-computer” writing (apart from Tuesday’s flash fiction) but I was thinking through my planned changes to The Ghost Smuggler. Last night, Ethel the Muse and I hit upon the final piece of the puzzle so I have a pretty clear idea of how the story is changing. More importantly, I’m very happy with the ideas and the thought of rewriting the whole book doesn’t seem quite as daunting as it might sound. I’m going to spend another week or so writing up some notes and going over Jeff VanderMeer’s feedback and then begin the rewrite.
Ethel did drop off a new idea for a short science fiction story on Saturday morning so I’m going to try to find some time to throw that together this week as well.