Inspired by Milo James Fowler's success, I am signing up for Write1Sub1 for 2013. I love the participation badge.
My plan is to write short stories whenever I get into a funk with novel writing - when my desk is too dirty (it an overwhelming a mess right now), when I get stuck, when I can't decide which project to work on, or when I just need a break. I'm headed to graduate school in the fall - I'd rather be armed with a stack of short stories than none at all.
I intend to write stories involving the ancillary characters in the historical novels I'm writing. If nothing else, the stories will help me flesh out the historical details and immerse myself in the period.
I went to the gym this week and walked around the indoor track. The sign on the beige wall says you have to do the outside loop nine times to walk a mile. I haven't made it around nine times yet - or maybe I have - it's so boring that I lose count. When I was there this week, I wrote a short story in my mind.
Maybe I can write 12 short stories and lose 12 pounds this year just by walking while staring at beige walls. I think I'll peel on my yoga pants this morning and get it done after taking the small one to preschool. Must remember my tiny notebook and a pen this time.
If you haven't already, check out Milo James Fowler's post - you will find it inspiring whether you write short stories or not.