I'm just doing two challenges this year, in keeping with my resolution to simplify (I still hate you, Thoreau, even if I sometimes take your advice).
The writing challenge: Write 1, Sub 1. For short fiction writers, this is such a fun idea. You write a short story and submit a short story to a journal or 'zine every week (or every month, if you go for the lite version).
Why yes, it is a little nuts. But so far, I've written two stories and sent out half-a-dozen, and I'm excited to see what the rest of the year brings - it's cool to think that at the end of '11, I'll have over 50 new stories written and 50 (let's just say it) rejections or acceptances.
It's not too late to join up - I'd love to know if anyone else is doing W1S1!
The reading challenge: 2011 Debut Authors. As much as I love to read, this challenge is special in particular. I love the idea of supporting debut authors - and discovering new authors that I'll continue to read.
And, in other news, I'm going to run another marathon this year. To help counterbalance all that time I spend sitting at my computer, banging at the keys, creating stories and eating M&Ms.
What crazy (awesome) things are y'all up to in 2011?