I really shot myself in the foot with the 500 words a day challenge. Between homework, slush reading, and Project 365, the storytelling part of my brain is exhausted before I even sit down to write. My offline journal has suffered as a result; I'm settling for the little notes I leave in Moodscope each day. But that's not exactly cathartic writing, and it sure as hell isn't helping me finish a short story.
I've fallen into the old trap of meta-living.