Now, of course, I blew it from the beginning – I wrote a short story in three days.
Ah, what sad a failure I am.
Really, what intrigued me most is the blog post through which I learned about the Story day thing – and that’s Anne R. Allen’s recent 13 Reasons Why You Should Write a Short Story This Month.
Now, I’m actually planning to write two other short stories this month1, plus an RPG scenario I owe my friend Umberto.
And I’ll complete the final edit of my second novel.
These are the absolute must of May.
But yes – I’m all for writing a story a month… and possibly a short story per week2.
After all, a good backlog of good (hopefully) stories is a good safety net – sudden open calls, magazine slots, whatever.
I recommend you check out Anne R. Allen’s post – and I’d also advise you to keep an eye on her blog and hook it up in your feed reader.
As you are reading this, I am outlining a new short story.
I will not make it in one day – or three, probably – but it’s got all the markings for a good, fun short piece.
We’ll see what happens.