So here's the thing. Despite the fact that I've released my fifth book this year (you can check the tab at the top of the page to see the whole collection) I've been in kind of a dry spell with my writing this year. It's not writer's block, per se, I always feel like writer's block is where you can't come up with ideas and I've got ideas galore, it's more like I just got out of the writing habit over the holidays at the end of the year and never got back into it.
Then the other day I was noodling around on the computer, looking at some old bookmarks, and I saw the one for the Blogging From A to Z Challenge. And I thought to myself, why not? Maybe this is just what I need to get off my lazy butt, metaphorically speaking. If nothing else, it'll be a great adventure.
Now most of the people visiting here this month will already be familiar with the challenge but for those who aren't, let me explain. The idea is to write a blog post every day except Sundays during the month of April, which will result in 26 blog posts. And since there are 26 letters in the alphabet, part of the fun is to use a letter of the alphabet, in sequential order, as the theme for each day. Hence the title of this post.
You'll notice the little badge at the top of my widgets on the right hand column. If you click on it, it'll take you to the main page of the challenge where you'll find listings for all the participants. Trust me, you're not going to be able to visit them all in one day. At the writing of this post there were almost 2,000 names on the list. But it might be fun trying. :-D
One of the fun things is that most people find a central theme to their posts: mythological animals, poetry forms, photographs ... one year one of the participants wrote a novel with each letter of the alphabet representing the theme for each chapter. The possibilities are endless.
And the best part is, there's still time to sign up! All you need is a blog and an idea. And then maybe you can have a little adventure of your own.