Monday, April 1, 2013

The A to Z Blogging Challenge

If you follow my blog, you may recall a very busy April for me last year when I participated in my first A to Z Challenge. During that month – and this one – the challenge is to write a blog nearly every day, covering a topic for each letter of the alphabet. 

Confession time. I’m not good at blogging consistently. I can find hundreds of things I absolutely need to do before I write a blog: do some online shopping, read a book, clean the fridge, do some laundry, play with the cats, alphabetize my bookshelf… anything but blogging! But honestly, blogging can put me in the headspace to do some writing. Sometimes I can have a hard time sitting down and getting started working on one of my current manuscripts.

So my husband, who’s also blogging this month, goaded me into a return to blogging, beginning with the A to Z. He’s right, of course, though it kills me to admit it!

Here’s another twist that I’m going to try this month. With few exceptions, I’m not going to blog ahead, but write each entry the day it is published. This will force me to sit down at my computer each and every day and hopefully keep writing after the blog is posted. They say it only takes three weeks to begin changing behavior and creating a new habit, so I’m going to put it to the test!

Any suggestions for what I should write about for B?


  1. Good luck! You're brave doing it day by day. You could write about bravery for B. :)

  2. Taking a break from Between the Keys and stopping by to say hello as part of the 2013 A to Z Blogging Challenge. This is my third year and I enjoy it. Great blog!

  3. Lady, you are a braver soul than I. I have mine prepped ahead of time (although, to be fair, it's more because of my 12.5 hour shifts than anything else). I don't have ALL of them prepped. Just some.

    YAY J SUNNY! I'm glad your husband didn't succeed in only goading me into this craziness.

  4. Jen's husband is, without a doubt, a very bright man who is right on occasion. ;)

  5. It's kinda scary how easily John got us all to drink the kool aid :/
    But this is so awesome! Thank you so much for posting the links to the other blogs! True, I may never get anything done at work again but it's so worth it! :D

  6. You're right, Wine Twins, John is evil when it comes to his Kool Aid drinking influence!And Amy, you know I can't turn down a direct challenge. John would never let me live it down if I did!

  7. Hah! I have the same problems blogging, always getting distracted. I've been trying to get today's blog going for about 5 hours now, and I'm only 2 paragraphs into it. I hope I can do this. Good luck to you!