Did anyone else notice it was nearly the end of September? Good grief.
Despite the late date, I wanted to return to the subject of the July-August challenge briefly and review the results. I always get mad at myself when I don’t close the box on goal-setting exercises like this, so here we go.
My goal was to write four short stories in July. This got bumped by other project back to August, hence “July-August Challenge.”
I managed to write only 2 of the four stories—a 2k word story and a 8k word story…
- The Road Is Three (2k) – Read it here.
- Make Like The Roaches And Survive (8k) – Still in editing
Would I rather have gotten 4 complete stories out of the challenge? Of course. But sometimes you’ve got to be flexible. Life intervenes, like the vacation I took in June. Then finishing a cowriting project took priority through July and into early August. And after I finished two stories in August, I had to switch gears in order to get through the Translocator 3 outline on time.
The way I look at it, I got 2 new stories out of the challenge and a nice break between novel projects.
So that’s a win in my book.
Have you done any writing challenges this summer? I invite you to share your own experiences with writing challenges in the comments section.