Finished Early!

I couldn’t wait. I was so close. I just had to finish. I spent all morning yesterday writing. I was already a little bit ahead, so I finished it out. 100 stories in 100 days! (Actually 100 stories in 96 days!)

This now clears the path so I can get on to my next project of finishing all of my series. I don’t want to leave anything hanging. I have a lot of books to write, and they will not finish as quickly as a short story.

So off we go into 2022 with a new goal to conquer and old worlds to visit! Happy New Year!

100/100 Update

Still trundling along on the 100 short stories in 100 days. There are a couple of people who have expressed interest in doing this along with me. You can jump in anytime! I am planning to continue the challenge all through 2022. So I will be doing 365 short stories in 2022. Anyone who wants to jump on the bandwagon, welcome!

My only advice is to have fun with it! I have been having a blast with it. I make sure I get my story done first thing too. I’m one of those really crazy people who get up super early and write before everyone else is awake. So I usually hit my goals pretty early in the day. But always remember that writing is supposed to be fun. Make it play!

And if you want to join in on the challenge, don’t worry about what day it is, just start and start your count from there. Good luck!

Since other people want to join in, I will try to post about this a little more often (once a week, maybe?) so that people can share in the comments if they would like.

I’ve also added a “Short Story a Day” category, to make finding these particular posts a little easier.

100/100 Update #2 – Why am I doing this?

I have had a few people ask me why I am trying to write 100 short stories in 100 days, especially over the holidays.

I have a few reasons, so here they are, in no particular order:

  1. I am crazy.
  2. I wanted to see if I could do it.
  3. Why not?
  4. I wanted to practice my short story writing.
  5. I wanted to get more stories out on the market (to magazines.)
  6. I want to force myself to work on short stories and books at the same time. I am trying to be a full-time writer here. If I’m not actually writing full-time, then what the heck else am I doing?
  7. I am crazy.
  8. I have a mentor who is just as crazy as I am, so he encourages the madness.
  9. I love writing (and reading) short stories, so here we are.
  10. When I thought to start the project, there were exactly 100 days left of the year, so it seemed like a good number.
  11. Even if I fail, I have written a ton of short stories and have them out to magazines. (This is called failing to success.)
  12. I am crazy. (Did I say that already?)

So yeah, there ya go. 😉

100/100 Update #1

As some of you may know, I have been working on writing 100 short stories in 100 days. It is a challenge that is a little crazy, but for someone who has a full-time writer’s schedule, it is totally doable.

I went through the last eight days of September and most of October without saying much about it. Mostly just to see if I would keep up with it or not. So far, so good.

I promised a few people I would blog a little bit about it through November. So maybe I will do Saturday updates or something.

Here are the covers I made for the short stories from September 23-30, the last 8 days of September was the first week of the last 100 days of the year.

Most of the stories are out for submission right now, so nothing is currently slated for indie pub at this point. I’ll post them when they go live.

But so far so good on the challenge. I am submitting all stories to magazines and making covers for them all as I go. Just to add to the workload. 😉