There are all kinds of New Year's challenges out there and I had a really good friend go through one for 2012 that has totally inspired me. I know it might be hard to believe (how many people can say that they have heard all kinds of crazy resolutions that never worked), but I really believe that if there are people out there that can do this...so can I.
So, I searched and thought, and then thought some more. It was a little tough to figure out a challenge that would work for my craft and help me accomplish the goals that I've set for myself this year. I finally thought that a daily word count would be the best, but I also wanted to include a kind of goal that forced me to actually submit my work for publication.
With that thought in mind, I adjusted my challenge to 500 words a day and 5 submissions by the end of the year; coming to the "Five Hundred and FIVE" challenge for 2013. :)
Everyday, I will write five hundred words and this year I will find either five contests or submit my completed manuscripts to at least five publishers. At the end of every week, I will let you know the total number of words that I have written for that week in this blog. When I get ready to submit, I might even ask for some helpful beta readers.
I can't wait to start this journey. I'm hoping that at the end of the year I can look back and be really happy and proud with this chapter I'm starting.