One of my New Year’s goals is to be more consistent with the Sunday Stats posts, so I’m getting this up even though I’ve posted already today and it’s late. I’m going to keep it short, considering that school and a normal work schedule start tomorrow, and I think it’s going to be a busy January.
On Writing: From now on, the writing section will come first. I’ve been working on a new short story this week (“Jamie’s Story,” until I come up with a better title), from an idea I jotted down on the long drive home from NYC over Thanksgiving weekend. So far, the story is at 4,928 words (all new this week except the first 400). I hope to finish it by the end of the week, and keep it to 7,000 words or less. I haven’t done any work on Meet the Larssons or Project Hometown this week. This week I’ll get back to MTL for sure; continuing the Project Hometown snowflake outline may wait until I’m done with “Jamie’s Story.”
On Running: Nothing much this week. We spent a couple of days at a nearby hotel with a lovely pool where they show movies for kids on Friday and Saturday nights, so I didn’t run at all this weekend. I had a couple of decent treadmill runs during the week, for a total of 7.21 miles. Not good, but at least I moved a little. Back to a routine this week, too. At least I registered for the Shamrock Shuffle.
On the iPod: More of Metatropolis, but no podcasts this week. I’ve got a few new episodes of various podcasts on the iPod that I’m looking forward to catching up on this week, though.
That’s it for the stats. Not a bad week, on the metrics — 4,500 words of fiction and two runs — but there’s certainly room for improvement.