This year, I am committing to write one short story every week.
I’ll be doing this with the lovely and talented people from the Writing Cooperative and the 2017 52 Week Writing Challenge. There’s only one rule: you write a Thing every week for 52 weeks.
I picked short stories, because I think it will help me build up my portfolio, and my writing-resume. I want to have something I can submit to magazines, while I’m working on my latest revision.
Okay, and maybe have something I can point to as progress, as success, along the way. Look, ma! I am a real writer.
I write Science Fiction and Fantasy–that’s what the novel I’m revising is–and some mysteries and thrillers (my trunk novel, and some of the unrevised gigabytes on my hard drive.) Most of my challenge stories will probably wind up being in those genres.
I’ll probably wind up using four of the stories in April, during the A-to-Z Challenge, and probably another four for the StoryTime Blog Hop. Those will wind up here, on Reprobate Typewriter. If I get another invitation to write in the Advent Calendar, I’ll probably use one of them there.
That leaves me… well, some mathy and improbably large number… of leftover stories that I can peddle to the general population.
If you’re interested in reading some of what I write, here are direct links to some of my short stories:
If you’re thinking of accepting the 52 Week Writing Challenge, let me know what you’re doing, and what your goals are, so we can cheer each other on. Look me up. My Medium Profile is Here.