Last week was pretty much a bust. I was excited about reading and writing and keeping a (now abandoned) log of how much and how quickly. That didn't work out too well. I got about 44 pages of Factotum read, 28 pages of Erak's Ransom (the seventh Ranger's Apprentice book) read, a meager 249 words of my short story for Toasted Cheese Literary Journal's current contest written, and 755 words of my novel written. The only time I even opened my outline file was to expand chapter one's outline. I hoped for a lot more progress. I think I will shift my focus more toward reading than writing. That means that I'd like to have all four of my current short stories (actually, one may end up being a novelette) done and six or so books read/finished and I'll be happy. I'll have to be patient on my novel. Anyway, I'm done stating my failings. I hope this week will be a bit better.