So, my first attempt at the story a day challenge was this May — and it didn’t exactly go as planned. Still, I got three more stories out of it (one of which spawned a whole world for a trilogy, so there’s that) and that’s why I’m going to do it all again this September.
As in, tomorrow.
As in, tomorrow tomorrow and oh my god I am so not prepared for this.
I was going to do something similar to what Vanessa Matthews did in April; she wrote thirty contest entries in thirty days and submitted them all — but I haven’t managed to round up enough entries and as it is, I think I’ll have enough to do, so that’s going onto the burner for next May.
See, the thing is, I’m a university student studying foreign languages — and on the 4th September, I’m moving to Germany for six months. I’ve got to move and get settled; but if anything, I think the challenge may help me; it’ll keep a little bit of ‘normalcy’ in my life, a little bit of routine.
And even if it didn’t, I’d still be doing it, because why shouldn’t I?
(I am not going to do what I thought was a good idea this May though; that is, I’m not going to write all my first drafts out by hand. If the mood strikes me, sure, but it’s a great way to burn out quickly, in my case…)
So, I’m in. Good luck to anyone else who’s going to do it . Remember that even one more story is one more success!