I have completed the challenge that I set for myself – to complete a short story for entry in The Bridport Prize competition. As I mentioned in my previous post, when I read the instructions properly, I discovered that the word count was a maximum of 5000, not a compulsory amount of 5000 words. I trimmed some superfluous details from the story and it comes in at 4015 words now. I’m quite proud of that. I know this won’t be the best work I will ever do. I know it’s only the beginning but I’m glad I achieved what I set out to do. Now to move onto the next project – publish an e-book this year. Onwards and upwards!