Speaking of Ray Bradbury - in one of the many pieces written in celebration of his life and work - it may have been the one by Margaret Atwood in the Guardian - I read that Bradbury used to write a short story every week. I intend to do the same.
I have recently returned to the short story form. I am writing some Christmas Tales of Terror, and writing them to a slightly crazy deadline. They are to be published as an ebook for this coming Christmas.
I am thoroughly enjoying writing them and returning to a form I suspect is my default setting. That isn't to say I find novels unenjoyable, its just that ideas come to me in short stories rather than novels. I have to work at novels. Short stories seem to come naturally.
This may be considered a weakness in my writing ability. Maybe it is. But I think in any creative process it is better to embrace your strengths and not fight against them. So I intend to write a lot more short stories, even if I am the only person who ever reads them. One a week seems a good target.
It didn't seem to do Ray Bradbury any harm.