In October of 2005, our hero had a dream. Inspired by Julie Powell, author of Julie and Julia, Matthew Sanborn Smith decided to bite off more than he could chew in front of the largest audience he could find at the time. He vowed to write 1,000 stories by the time he was fifty years old and began his unlegendary blog, The One-Thousand, to chronicle his occasional victories and steady procrastination.
In October of 2005, our hero was thirty-six years old and had written 45 stories. As of this writing he is fifty years old and has written only 169 stories. Dive in now as the author races to write 831 stories while watching his deadline grow increasingly smaller in the rearview mirror of his life.