February 17, 2021 admin

So back in 2020, I decided to take Stephen King's advice from 'On Writing' literally. I ended up creating The Stephen King Writing Challenge. Despite underestimating the challenge I created, I managed to finish the blasted thing. And when I did, I realized how much I had gotten out of it. In one week I had become a better writer. I had created several new short stories. I felt healthier and stronger from doing all the yard work and housework I had been putting off. I had become friends with some of the best writers on Twitter. In short, writing...

August 21, 2020 admin

Overall, I like doing writing challenges. It keeps my mind off of the state of the world for a bit, and helps me tone up my writing skills. And sure, the challenges can get difficult at times, but generally it's a great experience. But not this. I HATED DOING THIS. And I was the one who came up with it! And this is the easy version! Look, there's a lot to talk about, so let's start at the beginning... What is the Stephen King Writing Challenge? For reference, the Stephen King Writing Challenge I created consists of a writer completing...

August 19, 2020 admin

Holy shit. Just holy shit. I have more eloquent thoughts than 'holy shit', of course, but I'm saving them for the wrap-up of the writing challenge tomorrow. Look, let's just cover the initial details right now... 6:20 - Woke up, for the first time during this challenge, too tired to be disappointed in myself for not waking up at 5:00am. That's new. 6:45 - Finally got to the computer and started trying to get an item or two done on my to-do list, when I realized that the garbage hadn't been collected, or taken out, that we were out of...

August 18, 2020 admin

Sunday. The penultimate day. The day before the end of the challenge. The day I honestly thought I wouldn't get to earlier in the week. Now that my schedule is relatively free, I have a chance to get this done early. But will I? 6:00 am - Well, I finally woke up, and I'm already disappointed in myself 6;15 - Clean up the mess in that has engulfed the entire second floor of my house. 7:00 - Vacuum the second floor. Realize that I've been cleaning for an hour and that this totally counts as my physical exercise. 7:15 -...