Sunday, May 6, 2012
A to Z reflections
If I do it again next year, I will have it all written before I start (ha! famous last words). I also don't know that I'd attempt to do a whole story again. That W,X,Y stretch was pretty hard for me. And I had to add an epilogue to get everything in.
But the good thing I learned is that I have it in me to write everyday. I will attempt to be more than an egg (750words.com anyone?)
And I got a whole story out of it. Rough, but the plot points are worked out. I decided to try and write it properly (thus I took it down from the blog). I wanted to add whole sections but I'd need more than 26 letters to fit it in and my posts were way to long already.
I enjoyed visiting all the different blogs but I think maybe some kind of way to categorize the posts would be helpful. Time was in short supply and I wasted a lot of it visiting blogs that I didn't have anything in common with, and would probably not be interested in visiting mine either.
But I found some great ones too - telling stories each day were my favorite. Here are the ones I went back to every day:
Christine Rains - wrote a whole story over 26 days. I loved it!
Cherie Reich wrote little flash fiction pieces each day. I also have one of her books "Defying Gravity", which I just finished. Good stuff
Rachel Morgan also wrote little episodes each day. I have her book too. About to start.
Jessica Sayler did this thing where she'd put up a word each day and asked readers to submit a sentence each day. At the end of 26 days, she had a whole flash fiction piece.
And of course, I never mentioned the hosts of this blog challenge. So rude. Here they are:
A to Z Team for 2012 (you can find links to their blogs on the above site)
Arlee Bird at Tossing it Out,
Alex J. Cavanaugh,
Stephen Tremp at Breakthrough Blogs,
Jenny Pearson at Pearson Report,
Matthew McNish at The QQQE,
Tina Downey at Life is Good,
Jeremy Hawkins at Retro-Zombie,
DL Hammons at Cruising Altitude,
Shannon Lawrence at The Warrior Muse,
Damyanti Biswas at Amlokiblogs,
Karen Gowen at Coming Down the Mountain,
Konstanz Silverbow at No Thought 2 Small.