Yesterday, I posted my twelfth story in the twelve stories in twelve months challenge. It felt good. Not much has gone right for me this year, but at least I was successful in one thing.
Most of the stories were acceptable. The word counts often made for some less than ideal choices, but for the most part the stories came out anyway. I posted eleven of the twelve stories here. The one that I didn’t post was terrible. The idea wasn’t bad, but it was impossible to do it justice in a short story. If I’m lucky, it might turn into my first novel, but I’m not sharing it with anyone before then.
The challenge was fun. I got to experiment with different ideas and styles. Lucky for me, I don’t have to stop. The group will let me keep writing as long as I want to. I think I’m going to try to make it twenty-four in a row. If it sounds intriguing to anyone else, you can sign up at deadlinesforwriters.com.
In case you missed any of them, here are the eleven stories I posted:
January: A fantasy story.
February: Some science fiction.
March: Realistic fiction.
April: Realistic fiction.
May: More realistic fiction.
July: Very short story about big important themes.
August: Family drama, but this is the month I didn’t post.
September: A musical, sort of.
October: Realistic fiction.
November: A children’s Thanksgiving story.
December: A Christmas story.