For the past year or so I’ve been having fun participating in a number of flash fiction weekly challenges. If you’re a regular visitor to my blog, you’ve seen some of my entries. I enjoy writing flash fiction because it’s good practice for learning how to eliminate wasteful words.
I stepped away from writing for a while last year in part because I wanted to get back to working on some bigger projects. Life, it seems, had different plans for me and I stopped writing altogether. Now that I’ve gotten back in the ring, the flash challenges have been a nice way to acclimate myself back into a steady regiment of writing again, but I really don’t want to get sidetracked with just the tiny stories I post here.
Thus, I have entered into my first real writing challenge: The 10K Word Count Writing Challenge at Chapterbuzz.com. Essentially all I need to do is write a story of at least ten thousand words by the end of March. That averages to about 323 words per day. Should be a piece of cake.
I’m doing this in preparation for this years NaNoWriMo which I’ve decided to enter.
So if you want to follow my work, here is the link for Chapter 1 of a story I call “The Ghoul of Grassville”. I hope you enjoy.