This is neat, and I feel it will make me more accountable, which is something I seriously need. 7/2/2016 Today I am exhausted from a ton of physical labor and frantically catching up on my homework 2 hours before it was due, but I still found time to work towards my dream of being a published author. My current goal is to write 10 short stories based in the same universe as my larger novel that is yet unwritten. I feel this will help me connect to the setting a lot, and give me a lot of valuable practice that I am sorely needing in writing in general. As well, a short story is a much smaller undertaking, and thus I will feel more accomplishment having completed one than I would having completed yet another chapter in a novel I am not prepared to write. My problem now is choosing which of the 10 short stories to write first! I know eventually I will write them all, but I know there is only one perfect place to start. I'd ask for opinions on each story, however all of them are things I intend on publishing as well in some form, and thus do not wish to have the dreaded "self-published" label over them, so I cannot reveal them. Today I pulled out my old writing books and read them a bit, I compiled short summaries of all 10 of my short stories, wrote some alternate options for some of them, and reinstalled snowflake pro on my laptop. I read a little bit of one of my writing books in the bath, but I feel that the best way to proceed from here will be to just write. Perhaps I should gather information on writing short stories first? I've never worked on a short story before. I wonder if I should buy a book on writing those first? I'll figure out more to do tomorrow. As for tonight I can barely keep my eyes open.