Writing practice failure pays unexpected dividend

Several months ago I publicly pledged (in this blog) to write a hundred, 100-word stories in a year.  It was a well-intentioned attempt to insure regular writing and improve my writing skills. I’m ashamed, mortified and perversely proud to admit I only wrote 65 of them.

Be that as it may, I did have enough material to submit to a the Monterey Weekly’s 101 word story contest, and as luck would have it I was awarded second place for one of the stories and honorable mention for another (http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/news/2012/dec/27/unpredictably-genius/).

Not too shabby for a writing regimen failure.

For this achievement I was awarded a $50 gift certificate at a local brewery, which may not seem like a lot for a year’s worth of writing, but hey – if I could build up to winning six of these a day it would be a living. Sort of.

Bottom line – now I’m planning a small book project around some of these stories that will include illustrations. The moral of my story is: Just do it. You don’t know what will happen, but something will.

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About David Arnot Rasch

Author, psychologist, speaker, workshop leader
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One Response to Writing practice failure pays unexpected dividend

  1. Fakewomen says:

    I love small books

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