Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I survived: Story a Day Challenge

I survived.

It's June 1.

I wrote A Story A Day in May.

I decided to sign up for the challenge to push myself to explore a few topics for the memoir-in-progress.

I did not write full length stories every day. Instead, I wrote the six-more-or-less word variety of stories.

I have my reasons:
  • After I committed to this challenge, I signed up for a picture book retreat, which required a manuscript.
  • I didn't have a manuscript, so I had to research and write one.
  • I tried to participate in the NaNoWriMo once. The novel fell apart (or maybe it was me under the throw up phase of pregnancy, a stint as a federal juror and a kitchen remodel.) I ate lots of Fruit Loops and had a beautiful kitchen that November, but no finished novel.
  • May is a busy month for our family. We had Mother's Day, our son's first birthday, my 40th birthday and our wedding anniversary. Yes. All in one month. My husband is a brave, wonderful man.
Since I knew life activities might derail me, I made other plans. To participate and to be standing at the end of the month, I decided to write short.

Every morning, I grabbed the iPhone and tapped out six-word sentences. I used my chapter titles as a guide, but allowed myself to go off topic.

On Tuesday, I gathered the words from those electronic notes. I have a little more than 1,300 words. I will create a story from them. If I can do the editing in one day, it will certainly be my Thankful Thursday post.

If you are interested in the A Story a Day challenge, visit the website.


  1. You stuck with it, and have the foundation to build on. Good for you! Can't wait to see what happens next.


  2. Thanks Debbie. Nap time wasn't long enough to edit it to my liking. I will share it next week.


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