I'm a goal oriented person, yes, I confess, I am!, and today I have reached a goal I set almost two years ago with I Don't Know! I wrote one hundred 100 Word Stories for Laurence Simon's Weekly Challenge and Podcast and now I can call myself a Golden Monkey. \o/ Hah!
Now seriously, it was this challenge that, back then and often still today, pushed me to write on a regular basis (thank you!).
I had been writing all my life, but only when "inspiration" struck. Having to write weekly and being "limited" by the 100-word rule made me look at language, pace, plot, characters in a totally different way.
Anyone can blabber on and on. However, it takes skill to write a story as short as these stories and actually say something.
A bunch of people do it, weekly, and they do it amazingly. Laurence does it daily, but that's a different story altogether!
You should check the weekly challenge and take the chance. It's a great way to learn about (your) writing and be inspired by others' creativity.
Aim for the Golden Monkey!