>I’ve completed a new short story (currently out for reading before revision/submission) and am tackling my first real challenge: writing to a deadline. I have a month to write and submit a holiday-themed short story. Thankfully, inspiration hit yesterday, so I have a solid idea that should easily fit within the length guidelines. I’m shooting to have it finished by Labor Day, giving me about 10 days for reading/revision before submission. I’ve never been much for deadline writing, so whether the story is completed or accepted, it’ll at least be a good exercise!