One of my New Year's Resolutions is to write a short story a month. This year, my main goal is to get the trilogy done, which means a hell of a lot of editing. But since man does not live by edits alone, I made a goal of writing one short story a month. Flash fiction doesn't count -- I'm talking a full short story -- edited and ready to submit. I convinced a buddy of mine to do the same, and we plan to exchange stories and edit each other's work.
So how am I doing? Okay, it's just February and all, but I can proudly say I'm already ahead of the game. In January, I wrote two stories! I even sold one of them already (but that one is being published under a pseudonym, so that's all I'm gonna say about that), so it feels very doable. Heh.
So my second January story, which was actually finished in February, could suffice as my February story, but I think I want to keep it as a life line -- I'm already close to a first draft of my February story, so I should be okay there. I'm not a prolific short story writer, so creating twelve new tales in 2008 is incredibly ambitious. But oh what fun it will be to have them all in my collection at the end of the year!
I can do this!