Author's selfie I managed to sleep most of the night without waking up! That’s a big deal for me. I did wake up an hour or so early, and then tried to sleep more but at that point, I was done sleeping.

Challenges

A few weeks back I posted about excuses and suggested a 400-word challenge. I hesitated at taking on the challenge slash made excuses for why it wasn’t a good idea.

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As if I didn’t know better. Seeing as that’s the case, I’m going to take on the challenge anyway!

2017 Writing Pledge Banner

Plus I made this pledge banner. The original said ‘novel’ but I’m not writing a novel. I plan to focus on short stories. I want to write more stories for DriveByStories.com and I want to write stories to submit for publication in some magazines.

Tracking

Of course, with any great challenge, comes great tracking. I’d like to have the awesome plugin that I thought about this morning. I’m not waiting for that to happen. Instead, I’ll track manually at the start and then if I end up creating a plugin, great! Or maybe I’ll find a plugin that I can use. I do have one I created, but I want to do it differently now.

I’ll post my progress in the sidebar on the site, and of course point out when I complete new stories.

Start?

I plan to start this next week, on the 21st, so that I get a full week (looking at my Tue-Sat work week).