Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May is short story month

It's May, and that means it's time for my second attempt at A Story A Day in May. This is where I set out with the intention to write a short story every day in May. Which means I should end up with 31 short stories. In theory.

This didn't work out quite so well last year, but I did end up with a handful of stories that I was happy with and have sold, or still have out in submissions. Because of my somewhat sucess, I'm giving it another go.

Will I write 31 short stories? Most likely, no. I will try each day to make something happen. That's the best I can do. If I end up with another handful of stories that work, I'll be happy.

As a back up plan for days when the ideas just aren't coming, I have a couple shorts that need revising. I'll pull those out and make some progress, or at least attempt to. I prefer to call it: Focus on Short Stories Month.

Well that's the plan. Wish me luck. In fact, even better, join me. Go on. Do it.

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  1. Haha, nah, I'll keep working on Three Bridges. ;) Also, I should be getting Aundes Aura back from the editor in the next seven days, so I'll also be taking time to work on that, and try to get it done nice and quickly.

    I'd love to have ten good short stories, though. Then I could publish a collection to go with Aundes Aura and Three Bridges! I just don't have much interest in them at this point. (Although I happen to be writing a short story . . . which in the end will probably be classified as flash fiction.)

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    1. All right. As long as you're working on something, I'll let you go. :) Hope your edits go well!

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  2. An interesting idea, but I've never had as many as 31 short story ideas. Perhaps if I save them all up I might eventually have enough to do a month of them. I will cheer you on though as I plug away at novel edits.

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    1. Auww thanks. :) The challenge even comes with prompts. Today was a drabble. I can totally do a 100 word story. Done!

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  3. I'm all short storied out, but I will enjoy reading yours.

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    1. I won't make anyone's eyes bleed by posting them here. These are gonna be rough. I will be posting my progress (or like last year, lack thereof) though so stay tuned.

      Good luck with your blog tours. You've got quite a busy schedule set up!

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  4. You're a rockstar for taking on another month long blogfest after that little thing that just happened! I do want to write more short stories though. I'm thinking of setting a target of one a week. Best of luck!

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    1. Not only did I do the blog challenge last month, it was also CampNano. I wrote 22k worth of story. Must. Keep. Writing.

      One a week is good. Set a goal and let's see what May brings us. :)

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  5. What a great challenge, Jean. Good luck with it and have fun. Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog yesterday and for reading my story. Have a beautiful weekend.

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