I originally started Thousand for Thirty to get me geared up for 2011’s NaNoWriMo. I began writing on October 3rd and had planned, admittedly badly, to have one day of overlap in November.
What happened instead is that I didn’t manage to finish it completely (I was 500 words off on the final day and then got taken ill, and yes, I am trying to make excuses). Then, because I felt I had accomplished something (29,500 words isn’t bad) and felt a little burnt out, I didn’t write anything for NaNoWriMo.
So, that was a glorious success!
However, in February 2012, whilst drinking some coffee, I finally convinced myself to sit down and make an effort to sort things out. I procrastinated for a few hours by teaching myself some incredibly basic CSS editing skills to make the stories appear in a fashion I was happy with, then began going through and fixing typos, clunky sentences and everything else that creeps into a piece when you’re writing it just before bed because you decided to set a stupid challenge for yourself.
In September 2012 I finally wrote the last story.
I’ve been told they get better as they go on, but who knows if that’s true. Enjoy!