"Keep scribbling! Something will happen." Frank McCourt
Monday, March 21, 2016
A-Z Theme Reveal and whatsup?
I am participating in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge again this year. What is this mysterious blogging challenge you ask? Arlee Bird from Tossing it Outcame up with this creative writing challenge where bloggers post for 26 days in April. He writes about it here. The event grew and Arlee now has helpers. You can still sign up for this year’s event here.
I'll get to my A-Z theme reveal in a minute, but let’s first recap.
2012 My first year. I literally wrote, the month before the A-Z, twenty-six short stories that became a REALLY rough draft for Grim Tales from the Ruralhood: 26 Stories from A-Z. I had fun writing each short story, reading all the comments, as well as, learned from everyone’s feedback. A couple of people suggested I put them in an eBook. After much rewriting and editing, I hired a copy editor, and someone to format it for an eBook.
2013 I wrote The Waiting Summer, my favorite thus far. They are still in roughish form at The Ruralhood. I reduced the number of stories to 25 and put them in somewhat of an order. The Waiting Summer stories are my memories of one summer when I waited tables and did other things.
2014 My posts were all about family treasures with photos at The Ruralhood.
2015 I went back to Journaling Woman where I wrote the first line and (most of the time) the last line of some of my favorite books.
2016 I'll be here at Journaling Woman. My theme for the Blogging from A-Z Challenge in April will be about death. Yes, death. That’s all I’m saying for now.
Come visit me in April and you’ll see what I’m talking about.
What’s up with me?
OH MY STARS, I’ve been a sick puppy. I rarely get bronchitis or coughing diseases, but I did, get one. And it's hung on and on. (cough, cough)
Last Friday, I finally reached the age of 30. (cough, cough and sneeze.) I’m not sure how I feel about it either--the years chasing me. (big sigh)
This time of year at work is always tense, and I’m feeling it.
Millie is okay. She doesn’t like the time change. And how does she even know? I’m trying to leave her outside her day-pen, more and more, to roam the house while I’m at work. Last Friday, she ate the entire cover off of a magazine. She also ate the entire left corner, down a couple of inches, and through the entire thickness of the mag. I need to rethink her freedom.
Soon, very soon, I will be on spring break from school and will be partying in Florida. You know Where the Boys Are, being wild and all that. Okay not really. Millie and I will be painting walls and spring cleaning. That’s how we roll.
We're a little boring.
Are you joining the A-Z? Do you take spring breaks?