So, last year’s A to Z was quite a thing.
a/ I had no idea what I signed up to
b/ I wasn’t exactly organised so my posts were scattered and most of the time I ended up working on them last minute and sometime I was so out of wits that I cheated a little (prime example is W)
c/ But I did kind of enjoy the madness of it 🙂
This year, after gathering some knowledge of this challenge, I have started few weeks in advance and I am using this wonderful functionality that wordpress is offering – scheduling the posts! It took me only a year or so to learn about it. I have been using it quite heavily recently. I try to sit down and prep lots of drafts and posts in one go at least once a week (although it is more a bi-weekly process at the moment). I find it works better for me, I have time to stay ‘in the zone’ for longer, to be more productive, let the ideas brew and grow. It also works much better with my running schedule.
This brings us to the topic or the theme (I have a theme for this year! Yay!) for the April challenge. It is…surprise, surprise…running. Well, not only running – that would be rather boring, but running related A to Z snippets. I will draw from my own experience and share my opinions. I will in no way try to persuade you that my way is the best or the only one correct though and I will not go in too much details or technicalities – there are qualified professionals who know way more than me. So I will keep the posts brief and personal as there is lot of other opinions and advice out there.
If you would like to check out some of my A to Z creations from last year, I have set up a separate page so they are easily accessible. My personal favourites are:
D – just because that is soooo me + I actually love my attempt of poetry
F – because it was so true
H – because it was so much fun to play with alphabet within A to Z challenge
J + K – because it was my mom’s 60th birthday + day after 🙂
P – because playing with words is amazing
U – because I’ve been there, I’ve done that and I’m grateful
W – because I think it was actually quite a smart safe
Z – because it was a new start
Oh, and I’m really rubbish at shortlisting.
Pics are from my January holiday on the very windy island of Fuerteventura 🙂
2 thoughts on “A to Z challenge is coming soon!”
Yay! This is great inspiration for me because it finally got warm enough to start running again! Looking forward to your posts. I’m a newbie, and need all the help I can get. 🙂
Alex Hurst, A Fantasy Author in Kyoto
Out of Print, Fiction authors and their shorts
A-Z Blogging in April Participant
Hey Alex – good luck with your running 🙂