Tell us about one thing (or more) that you promised yourself you’d accomplish by the end of the year. How would you feel once you do? What if you don’t?
I set out to write a short story a day; that’s 364 for the year. Early in the challenge I realized that it was stifling to end short stories that had more to be told and it would take more time to complete it. Stories have a natural flow and ending.
I adjusted my yearly challenge. Some short stories are broken into episodes, parts, or chapters so that when the year comes to an end there will be far less than my 364 goal; but when all stories,episodes, parts, and chapters are added together there will be one for each day of the year.
At present I have written ahead until the end of August. I am running out of steam. There is a sort of an emotional and mental exhaustion that has come along with the challenge. I’ve taken about a five day break, but hope to pick up the pace in a few days.
Here is my short story for the day. It is episodic, Romancing Ted – Part 1 – Who Is Lisa?.