I announced yesterday that it’s so time to start writing again and what better way to kick off writing than, well, by writing! This morning I was reading my friend Chris’ blog (yea, he’s back!) and he mentioned this Blogging A-Z Challenge thingie. Apparently it gets pretty big because there’s just shy of 1500 people signed up to take part.
The challenge runs from April 1-30 and lets the writer take Sundays off (they say for good behavior but we all know it’s really because the alphabet only has 26 letters and very few people know how to make this symbol ~ above an n to dive into the Spanish alphabet to farm for more letters).
If I’m reading the challenge guidelines correctly, the writer can choose a month long theme or just bust out a letter a day that follows along with the alphabet. With my penchant for all things random you’re all in for some serious insanity for the next month, I can assure you of that.
There might be some poetry tossed in the mix too because I’m still trying to get my head together to edit a lot of old prose so I can get this book pulled together. It will help to write some new stuff to get me back into the habit again. You may see personal stories, photographs, fiction, or any other number of writing devices. I’m in full on need of jump starting my spark and April is really the perfect month to do it!
Why, you may ask? Because March is almost over and May is pretty far away. Duh.
One of the things I might try to do is log all the day’s letters on my whiteboard calendar and some days I might write ahead then schedule to publish on the correct day. This is mainly due to the fact that in April we have some kind of plans on just about every weekend and the weekdays are filling up too. Filing up really fast in fact.
But it’s high time to let go of the excuses mentioned yesterday. Period. I’m writing and nothing is going to stop me this time.
So spring is here and I feel like I’ve collected at least enough to get back into writing blog posts for the next 30 days. Check out the link if you want to join in and let me know if you do so I can hop on over to read your blog all month.