500 words, 366 days endYep. Unfortunately, this is the end of the Challenge.

I’d love to continue it, but things in my life have changed and it’s no longer worth the time and effort to create a new 500+ words every day. It takes a lot of energy and determination (for me at least) to come up with a new story idea every day and write it. I’ve enjoyed doing it, but as I said things have changed for me, making it more difficult than ever to continue the challenge.

I’m not doing this lightly, either. I’ve been thinking about it for a few weeks now. I hate giving up any challenge, much less one I’ve set myself (not to mention giving it up publicly…), but I also need to think about my future and where I want my life to go.

So, for now, I’m putting my writing on the back-burner.

It won’t be forever. And I’m more than sure I will still keep writing every now and then – I can’t help it, I get the itch! However, I’m starting up a new business and looking at new opportunities that aren’t directly related to my writing career. The new business is going to take up a lot of my time and energy as any new business will and I want to give it the best chance at success, which obviously means putting other pursuits aside for now.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the 500 words every day! I’m still very impressed with myself that I managed to write 500 words every day for over a third of a year! I haven’t had the determination to do that before, so at least I have proved to myself that if I put my mind to it, I can do it! My new business will be stronger for having discovered that in myself.

Thanks for reading! Perhaps one day the 500 words will reappear…