The goal? Write a story a week each week in 2012. And then submit a story for publication each week in 2012. As an editor, I do read and comment on stories quite a bit, but I've gotten away from actually writing them. So my New Year's resolution? Write more stories!
But I know me...if I don't have support, it'll be a tough row to hoe. But now there's a web community to help me reach my goal. You can read more details here, but here's the overview:
Here's the challenge, should you choose to accept it:
- Write and submit a short story or poem every week (or month), starting the first week of January and ending the last week of December.
- Goal: 52 new submissions in 52 weeks (or 12 in 12 months).
- You don't have to write and submit the same story within the same week -- although that's what Bradbury did. Often it pays to set a story aside for a while and come back to it.
- The length of your story can be as short as Twitter fiction (140 characters) or as long as a novelette (15,000 words). Any style, any genre: whatever you write.