Time has a way of getting away from us. Before you know it, you're getting to bed before your kids, you've actually been heard saying "back in my day," and you get winded from farting.
And another A To Z Challenge is upon us.
The brainchild of Arlee Bird from Tossing It Out, the A to Z Challenge challenges (oh that explains the title) us to write a blog every day using a letter from the alphabet. Since there's only 26 letters (I checked) that gives us a chance to take some time off. Imagine if there were thirty letters in the alphabet. Or we were using the Chinese alphabet. Hoo boy!
|Yeah, this ended in quite a surprise.|
Smart people start writing their posts now and set them on Delayed Post to pop on the appropriate day. That way, they can spend the month just reading and commenting. Many people also adopt a theme. Last year, for example, I chose History, while I've seen some themes using cartoon characters. Or sexy cartoon characters. I won't judge.
Or people are encouraged to "wing it." This is pretty neat, too.
I've participated in the challenge the past three years. I've very much enjoyed the challenge (there's that word again) and gained some new followers in the process. This is a big selling point to me, because navigating around Blogger can be daunting. It's great to have a little assistance. You comment on my blog, I comment on yours. As I've said before, this is what I call the "literary reach-around."
NOTE: This is a ribald double entendre, if you didn't catch my drift. If you want to find out what I'm talking about, feel free to Google it. I won't take responsibility for what shows up on your computer, though. But, it involves Woody from Toy Story. I've said enough.
I've had a great time with it.
But, I've decided to not participate this year. As I told you at the
|Including a little soft-shoe from Rome|
At some point, I'll probably stop serializing it (there's a long way to go, though) especially as I get closer to finishing the draft, but for now I want to go at it full strength (of course, some of you may be asking, "So why the hell aren't you working on it now?" To that, I answer, "Well, I don't want to close Penwasser Place, you know. You're welcome.")
NOTE: I've been serializing my book using my real name (trust me, it's tough to keep track who the frik I am nowadays) one small chapter each Sunday. Feel free to check it out. Or not.
|Maybe I'll repost the story about Vlad the Impaler. |
I figure that would be pretty appropriate
given what's happening in the world.
|I may even post my favorite one about Xerxes. |
He was a lot like Vlad.
With more body piercings.
Please hold your applause.
And sign up for the A to Z Challenge yourselves. You'll be glad you did.