My other writing challenge is to write a researched story while I'm writing stories that are based on my life. We'll see how that goes. I'm going to start working on a story set at work, which I've had trouble writing. The character challenge will be a great way to try and begin this story as well as to rewrite stalled stories.
I'm so excited about being admitted into the University of Tampa's Master of Fine Arts Program. Between now and then I'm using my time to write and rewrite short stories and I'm thinking of writing a novel while I'm writing short stories.