As we embark on our Writing Marathon today, I wanted to mention StoryADay, which is an awesome challenge that starts... today!
StoryADay is sort of like the short story version of NaNoWriMo, except instead of writing a novel in one month, it's all about short stories. The idea is you write and finish one short story every day for the month of May. Julie's set up a fantastic site where you can connect with other writers doing the challenge and post stories as you write them. I did StoryADay last year and it was great fun. Didn't win, but that's not really the point... the point of the challenge is to rekindle that love for writing and it definitely did that.
So if any of you are wondering what to do after your DIY MFA time in April, I recommend checking out StoryADay and trying out the challenge.