Normally I would publish the next installment of the “Year 2038 Bug” story this week. Unfortunately, I have not written that installment yet, although I have the outline in my head. The next chapter, about Brian, is waiting for me to sit down and type it up. Since I have been busy working on another book, which I would like to finish soon, I have not been focused on Year 2038. I plan to work on the next chapter next week, and I will post it once it’s ready.
After I publish the next installment, I’m going to take a break in publishing the Year 2038 Bug on the blog. I have a skeleton outline of the book in my head and I have been following it, but I am dissatisfied with the a lack of connection between chapters. I also also want to flesh out the character interactions and secondary characters instead of writing just the bare bones of the story.
For this and other reasons, I want to take a break so I can finish editing the other book and then spend time writing the next set of Year 2038 chapters and getting them in a better form before publishing. In the meantime, I will continue publishing shorter articles every two weeks while I work to get caught up. I anticipate that new chapters of Year 2038 will be published by the end of 2018.
I have also been busy with other things, like running. I ran a 5K again this year and I improved my time by one minute. I’ve decided that I want to focus my workouts a bit more in order to improve my running for distance and speed. I feel like I’ve made some gains in the last year but I need to take some additional steps. I’m planning out my workouts and my goals for the next year. I’d like to run a 10K and I’ll need to break through a wall of the 5K and the difficulties I have. I’m recording my progress with my workouts and for the last month it has helped as I’ve worked through some muscle strain and potential injuries. In the meantime, I focus on my immediate goals and checking my progress.
Enjoy the pics of the race that my son took, it was fun and I enjoy running on this trail. I will be working to run a slightly faster race next year.
Pictures by J.T. Harpster