How does your January stack up?

This is the week when everyone is saying they can’t believe how January has flown by. I’m not sure if it’s true for anyone else, but I definitely can’t believe this is the last week of the month. It seems like the year just started and now we are almost one-twelfth done with it. More to the point though, I feel like I just made those writing goals and I’m astounded that I’ve already had enough time to let them fall apart. How about you? Are you on track with your goals or are you a little slow out of the gate like I am?

Don’t wait for the new month to start over. Do that today (because there’s no time like the present or some other cliche, right?). If your goal was to write more, jump on into the nonfiction grid at yeah write. What’s the story you’ve been dying to tell? What anecdote would you share if only someone was listening? We’re here. We want to know.

Who’s on fourth?

Every fourth Monday of the month (except when we take a break for a holiday or otherwise), yeah write interviews a member of the yeah write community. This month, Arden chats with Lisa of cheapbohemian. Lisa is a wonderful writer and we are thrilled that she took the time to talk with us. The interview goes live at noon EST on Monday.

First time here?

Yesterday’s kickoff post tells you everything you need to know about all of yeah write. We tell you about the schedule, upcoming events and get you ready for the week ahead.

Have questions you can’t find the answer to by poking around the site? Email us or find us on Facebook or Twitter and we’ll happily help you out.

Just the basics

Don’t skip over that link to yesterday’s kickoff post. There is valuable information in there!

Today the grid opens for our nonfiction writing challenge. There is a limit of 500 words plus 100 words grace. The nonfiction challenge closes Wednesday at 9:59 p.m. US Eastern. Voting opens one hour later for both our readers and our editorial staff. On Friday, we will publish editorial picks and announce the popular vote winner.

The ultimate question: whose house is this?

Each Wednesday our microstories challenge opens tasking you to answer the week’s ultimate question in exactly 42 words. If you’re short on inspiration this week for our nonfiction challenge (or fiction|poetry, which opens on Tuesday) the ultimate question is also available to you as an optional prompt. Every week there is a new question there to inspire you if you like.

The yeah write #198 weekly writing challenge is open for nonfiction: personal essays, creative opinion, mostly true stories based on actual events. You can check out the submission guidelines and join us with your essay using the link below.