Flash number 100. I guess it’s real now.
When I set out to do this, I had no idea how long I would last. I just had a belly full of determination and a dream.
I have a T-shirt that says “Failure is Always an Option.” I like to wear it when I work out. The ‘Flash a Day for a Year’ project has amplified it’s meaning as a merry reminder that it would be okay to fail after having made a good effort. Now with 100 stories under my belt—writing a story each day for 100 days (see ‘About’ page for embarrassing clarifications)—there is no failure. Even if I failed to issue a flash every day for the rest of the year, I’m calling this a success. Still—failure is only *an* option, and I am shooting for the moon.
265 more to go… Seriously.
Thanks to those who have been following and letting me know which stories you like.
Here’s a quick overview of my first 100 days.
About one third of the flashes have been humorous, and they include some repeating offenders like the ‘Four Dudes and a Universe’ series, of which there are several.
Most of the pieces trend toward science fiction or fantasy, including urban fantasy, but there is a good amount of mainstream stories as well, including the ‘Muck-About gang’ series, which follows the capers of a bunch of highly intelligent kids.
The ‘Vine of Urluthe’ is the most numerous series, and it follows wizards and other characters from a novel or two I’ve been working on.
265 more days….