If you’re tuning in late, here’s the skinny. A few weeks ago I decided to take up a variant of the Bradbury Challenge (writing a short story every week for 52 weeks). I’m going to write a story a week until I have 80,000 words, at which point I’m going to publish the collection on Smashwords.
Last week’s story was The Vase of Melampus.‡ I didn’t quite finish. But I’m not going to call that an epic fail, or even a fail. Why?
Because the reason I didn’t finish The Vase of Melampus is that I got sidetracked writing about 8,000 words on two upcoming fitness/martial arts books. My daily writing goal is 1,000 words a day, so even though I didn’t finish the short story, I smashed my daily output goal.
I’m putting this loss in the win column.
‡Check out Melampus. Trippy, right?