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Reflecting on A to Z #atozchallenge

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.

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#IWSG Wednesday #11

Welcome to Insecure Writer’s Support Group day, which takes place on the first Wednesday of every month. The purpose is to share and encourage, express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak, as well as offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! Make sure to check out other writers’ posts here.

My insecurity this month is actually this site, or maybe even more precisely something most writers love to hate: the author platform. For the last few months I have felt like I have lost my spark/passion for blogging and I feel lost as to how all this relates to my writing career.

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X is for Xanadu #atozchallenge

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Xanadu Dusk

At xanadu dusk, the males of the species whiz by on their bicycles. I wonder where they are going in such a hurry. The females ride their bicycles or roller skates slower. What is it with the male obsession with speed? Maybe it is because they die earlier than women. Maybe it is the speed that gets them there faster?

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