As you might know, i'm an amateur writer. I like to write stuff, but motivating myself to do so can be quite hard work. I tried NaNoWriMo last year, but i found it kinda hard to get into thanks to the extra rules it had. Plus i had several deadlines at the end of the month, and i didn't manage to finish. So i was thinking about how i could motivate myself to write more and i decided to try a self-given sort of thing. Just… write. Just get writing. Just stfu and do it. Two rules. A thousand words a day. That’s not 28K in a month, that’s a thousand in a day. Writing ten thousand in a day does not get you ten days off. I might allow myself some leeway by “booking” days off ahead and doing them in advance, but i have to book them. If they aren’t in this blog, they don’t count. Release what you write. Far too often i write something then put it in a file and forget about it. Nope. I have as much of a hang-up about releasing writing as I do about actually writing it: this has to be about breaking out of that. As such, everything i write has to be linked, by the end of the month, here, twitter, on tumblr, and in the “Shutupandwrite” IRC chat. An eclectic collection, sure, but should get me a wide enough audience to not worry about it any more. That’s it. Not trying to write anything specific, not trying to hit an overall target. Just… shutting up and doing it. The link to the project as a whole is here. Day one and three's writing, the later part of a short story called Glowing Prospects, is here. Day two's writing, an even shorter story called "Finishing Last" is here, and kinda needs a trigger warning for mysognistic language i guess. The narrator's a dick. Obviously everything i post is a WIP. Glowing Prospects is unfinished, Finishing Last is unedited.