Well, here it is, the end of the old year and the beginning of the new. It's time for New Year's resolutions and the last of my calendar-themed Writing Challenges (except for my birthday, on Oct. 10)...but hopefully not my last. Only you, the potential writer, can ensure it doesn't end.
For me, my own New Year's resolution for this year is to write more than I did last year. :)
Last year, I was aiming for 13 stories in 12 months, and I only got as far as 8. Doesn't sound like too much, but keep this in mind: Between 1992 and December 2010, I wrote a TOTAL of 8 stories and poems. That's it. That has made 2011 my single most productive year, writing as much in one as I did the previous 20. (The "Foggy Days" parody lyrics were written 30 years ago, on a rather foggy February morning in 1981- And NOTHING between that and '92's "Furry Love" poem.)
So hopefully, I write more than 8 in the new year... :)
(And oh, yes- To not be late in posting further Writing Challenges! :P )
How about you, my fellow +watchers? Care to write at least ONE Writing Challenge story this year? I challenge you all to write at least one. One is all I ask- The more, the better, but let's start with ONE. :)
And I'll need your help for Writing Challenge theme suggestions! I'll pick the keywords based on a theme or idea, but I would like you all to give me ideas. Think you can do that? I hope so! Also, please let others know about my Writing Challenges- The more writers, the merrier! :)
Oh, and yes- I need to ask, very importantly: Is there anything I can do to IMPROVE these Writing Challenges?!?
As for this- being the last calendar-themed Challenge- the theme is obvious: New Year's Resolutions.
Two of the keywords this time are YEAR and RESOLUTION- That was easy. But the species? I'll just randomly choose one- MOUSE.
Rules? Pretty simple, really: Unlike others that use a phrase, I use a set of keywords to be used ion a Writing Challenge. (Main exception here was my Remember Japan Challenge, in honour of the tragic ongoing disaster in Japan- Earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown, where 20,000 lost their lives and more than 300,000 have been either temporarily or permanently displaced.) Usually it's 3 keywords, but I've made a few exceptions, like on my birthday. Length? Rating? Genre? I don't care! (And for the record, YES, I'm cub/fetish/whatever-friendly-- If it's allowable on Inkbunny, it's fair game! And NO, no-one is required to write anything they're uncomfortable with, EVER.)
But I DO want you, the writer, to have fun, regardless of whatever- It can be serious or funny- Just have fun with it. :) Oh, and yes, my only caveat: I don't expect the obvious. Why? I encourage creativity, as much as possible. Surprise me. :) (Although yes, I would prefer a heads-up- Why? I want to know if my Writing Challenges are working, and if it's worth it. For every story written, it's one more reason to keep going with these Challenges.)
Do these things expire? NO! You're free to write for this or any of the past Challenges at any time-- But PLEASE give me a reason to keep my Writing Challenges alive, because I want to continue them! No point continuing if no-one is participating!
Are these restricted to being posted on Inkbunny? NO! I would prefer them posted here (and fitting within the few restrictions IB has), but you can post them anywhere else, as well. I DO NOT CLAIM ANY RIGHTS TO YOUR STORIES, EVER!
Write something, and it'll join the list with the others, as you can see below.
Below is a list of past and current Challenges, with links to all submissions for each.
Wanna add to these? Get a-typin'! Help keep my Writing Challenges alive! I do read every one of them, even if it's not to my taste- This isn't to please me, but simply to encourage writing in general on Inkbunny.
And seriously- MAKE THIS YOUR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION to write at least ONE Writing Challenge story this year!
First story submitted for this Challenge is the final chapter of the Moon Rabbit saga from