For the past 30 days, I have been partaking in the A to Z challenge where each day (except Sundays) you post a blog on a new topic following the letters of the alphabet. So April 1 was A, April 2 was B and so on.
This was my first year doing the challenge. The organizers of the challenge suggest you pick a theme for your writing, but I elected to stick to my normal topics – parenting on Monday, quotes on Wednesday, and writing/publishing on Thursday. Friday is my Featured Author spot, so I actually did two posts – the typical author interview or excerpt and then also a short blog that fit the challenge letter. (Any authors interested in being on my Friday Feature, contact me through the About Me section.)
I began picking my topics and writing in February and finally by the end of March, I had all my posts written. It was nice not to have to write any blogs in April. I noted that many other challenge entrants did not do this and fell to the wayside by letter H or so or missed some of the days. Even a few decided not to participate.
I enjoyed the challenge and look forward to doing it again next year. I might even decide to do a theme. I saw so many creative ones out there. (Part of the challenge includes visiting other blogs, which introduced me to many new blogs – some interesting and some not so much.)
For any of you who have missed out on my blogs from the A to Z challenge, here is a recap of what I covered.
A is for Alexandria (excerpt from my work in progress)
D is for Destiny (excerpt from Book 3 of my trilogy)
E is for Excel (using it to organize my writing)
F is for Friends (Teaching your child to be a good one)
H is for Happiness (Quote)
I is for Italics (how to use in your writing)
N is for Novel (Quote)
Q is for Quietus (Book 2 of my trilogy)
S is for Summoned (Book 1 of my trilogy)
T is for Thankful (Quote)
U is for Unicorns (and other mythical creatures)
V is for Vacation (Disney World!)
X is for the Letter X (teaching it to kids)
Z is for Zig Zagler (Quote)