Writing challenge – one short story, one week

November 11, 2013

I haven’t done a writing challenge in a while, and surprise of surprises, my writing speed has dropped in their absence. I think it’s about time I fixed that.

Related: I got the promised feedback from my editor this past Saturday, and after I shrugged off the hangover from that night’s (unrelated) festivities, I took a peek yesterday. I have so many edits to make! *cries* Fortunately his feedback is really helpful – it illuminated a lot of problems I didn’t realize I had, and will force me to fix others I always suspected but didn’t want to believe.

But first I have unfinished business. In my last update I said I was planning to churn out another short story before I went back to editing, and while I really want to say “screw that!” and get back to the novel immediately, I am a man of my word. Or at least I’d like to be. Thus, it’s time for a challenge!

My goal: write a good first draft of the second short story in one week. The challenge will start today, Nov 11th, and will end next Monday, Nov 18th.

I have no idea whether this will be a hard one or not – the story shouldn’t be long, but if my current plan ends up not working then my plans could be shot. All I know is that the challenge is now out there, and I don’t want to lose. I’d better get to work!

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By Stephen W. Gee

Author of Wage Slave Rebellion, Freelance Heroics, and about two good blog posts out of a hundred.

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