I'm taking part in Write 1 Sub 1 this year, the monthly challenge. (There's a weekly challenge for the insane.) The idea is to write at least one story a month and submit one. I noticed when making the rounds of other W1S1 member blogs that many of them were posting progress reports. Seems like a reasonable thing to do, so here's my progress to date.
|January||"A Mother's Gift"||2900||Published in Silver Blade Magazine|
|February||"Why the Squonk Weeps"||1300||Published in Digital Dragon Magazine|
|March||"Shafts to Hell"||1300||Published in How the West Was Wicked (Pill Hill Press)|
|April||"The Crooked House of Coins"||3700||Published in There Was a Crooked House (Pill Hill Press)|
|"The Fletcher's Daughter"||1500||Published in Residential Aliens|
|May||"Tapestries of Betrayal"||4000||Published in Greek Myths Revisited (Wicked East Press)|
|June||"Blood and Beauty"||4800||Forthcoming in A.J. French's Satyrs Anthology (Wicked East Press)|
|July||"Wilson's Thicket"||4200||Forthcoming in Beneath the Pretty Lies (Wicked East Press)|
|August||"Sixpence and Rye, and a Snake in a Pie"||2400||Forthcoming in Father Grim's Storybook (Wicked East Press)|
|September||"A Creature of Words"||670||Submitted|
|October||"A Daughter for a Daughter"||In Progress|
|"Under the Bridge"||In Progress|
Nine stories accepted and 26,770 words completed. It's been a good year, and without the W1S1 deadlines, I don't think I would have written this many stories.