Can I write 52 short stories?

Ray Bradbury inspired me.  That is to say, Ray Bradbury’s address at The Sixth Annual Writer’s Symposium by the Sea inspired me.

Among the advice offered, Mr. Bradbury suggested that a writer just cannot write one short story per week for one year and discover all of the stories are bad.  I’m putting his words into my own.  But you get the idea, I’m sure.

After watching that address twice I realized that I was feeling something that I’d not felt for many years.  I felt like writing.  It was an exciting feeling, but all at once it was also unsettling.  It made me feel very nervous, because I feared that I might be the one person to prove the theory wrong. Continue reading