Today’s word count: 430
I just signed up for the Clarion Write-a-Thon. My goal is to complete three short stories in the allotted time (June 26-August 6) and submit them for publication. I’m putting the emphasis on short stories because this is an outlet I have been trying to push myself in, and also because I don’t want to complete just another NaNoWriMo. Clarion is different in that it gives me the flexibility to decide what my goals are, and also to have family, friends and random people possibly sponsor me in that goal with all funds going towards the Clarion Workshop program. The actual Clarion Workshop is happening at the same time at UCSD. Since that’s where I attended college, I do feel a sort of kinship to the program.
The first short story is already written and just needs to be revised. I hope that isn’t cheating. It’s a humorous look at the old belief that photographs steal your soul. If I don’t ever manage to get it published, I’ll post it here for fun.