At first I was going to call this post "My Biggest Challenge Yet" but then I thought that losing 200 pounds is going to probably be a bigger challenge than this. This will seem like child's play in comparison. But I do have a big challenge ahead of me, should I choose to take it.
I had a pretty neat idea for something I could do. I want to practice my writing and write some short stories, and I'd also quite like to increase my profile as a writer and try and increase my income a little at the same time. To that end, I have decided that I will write at least one short story a week. I don't know how long this is going to go on for but I'm hoping to make it work for at least a month, and have four written when I'm done. I also plan to release them all on Amazon for 99 cents each.
I have two ideas for stories right now. One that I'm part way through, and another than I plan on writing after the first one is done. I don't know if the first one will end up being long enough though unfortunately. I want to make them about 7000 words long and so far it's only 2000 words long and I can squeeze out maybe another thousand. But that is the plan.
I'm also going to take some of the advice that you guys gave me last week. I think I might look at some random pictures. I don't know how many of you know this, but my second greatest short story "Tulips" was written based on a picture that I saw. I entered into a flash fiction competition. Then I tripled it's length to put it in the collection of short stories. So maybe I am good at extending after all. Who really knows?
In any event, I hope I can do this and do it well. Well, I know I can do this. With luck I'll be able to do more than four. Maybe even write a good solid 7 or 8 and put them together as a new collection.
Actually the first book is done and you can get it now. I was going to make it free, but it turns out that the free promotion can't be done the day you set it up. It'll be free tomorrow, or you could be nice and throw 99 cents my way anyway. Be sure to give it a rating and a review please and thank you. It's just a short little thing about a man, his son, and a story from his childhood.