#AtoZChallenge Wrap Up

A2Z-BADGE [2016]In April, I participated in the A to Z challenge where each day (except Sundays) you post 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 third year doing the challenge. The organizers of the challenge suggest you pick a theme for your writing. Last year I did TV shows. (The first year I had no theme…much easier with a theme.)

This year I picked characters for any “new” days (Tuesday, Friday and Saturday) I would be posting and character traits for my normal posting days: Monday – parenting, Wednesday – Quote, Thursday – Writing/Publishing. 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 know many people on the challenge write their posts throughout the month or even the day they are to post. But I picked my topic and planned out my posts beginning in February. I had them all done by the end of March. It was nice not to have to write any blogs in April, which is quite busy for me.  If I left my writing to the day of (or day before), I would probably have ended by the letter F like many of the others who signed up to participate.

Now part of the challenge is to visit other blogs. (You never know when you will find a new favorite blogger.) I noticed that many people couldn’t seem to keep up with the amount of blogging. It is a lot to do to blog six days a week. (Hence the reason I start working in advance. Then again that is typically how I blog.)

I enjoyed the challenge and look forward to doing it again next year.

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 Alice

B is for Belgarath 

C is for Cautious Child

D is for Dana Scully

E is for Enthusiasm (Quote) and Southwestern Eggrolls (Recipe)

F is for Flaky Character 

G is for Gandalf 

H is for Huckleberry Finn

I is for Independence 

J is for Jason Bourne

K is for Kind (Quote)

L is for Lazy Characters

M is for Merlin

N is for Nancy Clancy

O is for Organized

P is for Puss in Boots

Q is for Quiet

R is for Rebellious Characters

S is for Sherlock Holmes

T is for Thor

U is for Unselfish

V is for Voldemort

W is for Wise (Quote)

Y is for Yoda

Z is for Zeus

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One thought on “#AtoZChallenge Wrap Up

  1. You can’t see me right now but I’m bowing down in the ‘I’m not worthy’ style – wow are you organized! You have already learned two important lessons that I found out the hard way. I didn’t know about the challenge until late March, and I didn’t have much going on regarding a theme. You are so right both of these things will really make the process smoother next year so that I’ll have more time to visit blogs.

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