This was my second year participating in the A to Z Challenge, but my first time pants-ting it. The only plan I had was the theme — color. I’d had the words for each day selected ahead of time, and that was it.
Originally, I’d planned for it all to be poetry, but poetry is difficult to write on demand (at least for me), so I loosened the reins a bit.
I succeeded in writing 13 poems, 10 pieces of flash fiction, and 3 looser posts around the day’s color. I’m pretty happy with the results.
Would I pants it again? No way! That was way too much pressure. All month I’d hoped I’d get ahead and maybe finish the month early, but I never got more than a few days ahead.
I did learn that I can come up with story ideas on an almost daily basis. Good to know. I don’t think I’d ever written so diversely, so I think it was a successful month in that regard.
I had a great time trying to integrate color into my stories and poetry. Color is so important to me in my writing, so it was fun to practice using it thoughtfully.
I regret that I had almost no time to visit other bloggers or reply to comments on my blog. I’m working on taking care of that this month. If I end up participating again next year, I will definitely have almost everything written so I can enjoy the community and interacting with other bloggers more.
Last year’s challenge inspired me to stay very active on my blog, but I’ve realized more and more that blogging interferes to some extent with my other writing goals, so this year I’ve decided that I will reduce my blogging to maybe once or twice a week or even less if I decide it’s necessary.
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