Well, I'm closing in on the first month of doing the Write 1 Sub 1 Monthly Challenge and I am definitely pleased. The biggest positive I've seen for me so far is that it's given me direction. I usually have one or more stories in progress but a lot of times what happens is that they end up sort of sitting and either don't get revised or they get revised but not submitted. This challenge forces me to finish, revise and send at least one story out a month. So far, so good.
I have to say, I'm in awe of all those doing the Weekly Challenge. I don't think I could keep up that pace. I have to let my stories sit - sometimes I let them sit too long! - and I don't know that I'd get enough distance to come back and see the changes and make those changes the way I'd need to in a week's time. It's one of the things I find so fascinating about the writing process - how many different ways there are to do it. No right way, no wrong way. What works for one person might not work for another, what works for one project might not work for the next one.
If you're doing the Write 1 Sub 1 Challenge - either the weekly or monthly version - how's it going? Even if you're not participating, how is your writing and/or your reading progressing so far this year?