A to Z Challenge

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It’s that time of year again. The A to Z Blogging Challenge.

During the month of April I will be posting 26 times – working my way through the alphabet.

You can do it too. Sign up here. I will also be visiting as many other participant’s blogs as possible.

I did it last year, and it is a great way to make me focus on actually writing something every day.

This year – I am going to do a little differently and focus on a theme rather than random ramblings.

I am going to blog about my debut novel and stealing shamelessly a joke from Author Ben Adams, I can unequivocally say that the novel will be the best debut novel ever written by me.

I can promise you honesty, posts short enough that they do not require meal breaks, and maybe, possibly, an insight or two that will make you laugh or nod sagely. I’ll take either result!

Hopefully this exercise will force me to crack on and finish the novel. Editing is a new thing for me, and I find it hard. The hardest is actually getting on with it.

And on that bombshell, I’m off for a haircut.

Comment. Agree, Disagree. I would love to hear from you.

28 thoughts on “A to Z Challenge

  • Reply Keith Hillman 21st March 2016 at 11:15 am

    Sounds good to me! See you around.

    My A-Z theme 2016

    • Reply Stuart 21st March 2016 at 5:53 pm

      Thanks Keith.

  • Reply Tasha Duncan-Drake 21st March 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Good luck with the challenge – I hope your month of April goes smoothly. Hope everything with the novel is going well too.
    Tasha’s Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

    • Reply Stuart 21st March 2016 at 4:53 pm

      Thanks Tasha – Determined to get my head down and write!

  • Reply Patricia Lynne 21st March 2016 at 3:25 pm

    I hope the theme motivates you to finish the novel too. Good luck!

    ~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

    • Reply Stuart 21st March 2016 at 4:54 pm

      Thanks Patricia – I am already feeling more productive. 🙂

  • Reply Nilanjana Bose 22nd March 2016 at 9:22 pm

    Agree that editing is the toughest bit. Hope it comes together for you through the A-Z. Best of luck for the challenge.

    • Reply Stuart 23rd March 2016 at 9:01 pm

      Thank you for stopping by!

  • Reply Gail 23rd March 2016 at 8:11 pm

    Way to motivate yourself to reach your goals–good luck!
    Gail at Making Life An Art

  • Reply JazzFeathers 23rd March 2016 at 8:40 pm

    Ah, it sounds like fun. Let me see you what you’ll coem up with 🙂

    The Old Shelter – Jazz Age Jazz

    • Reply Stuart 23rd March 2016 at 9:01 pm

      Thank you for coming by – I’ll come over to your place next!

  • Reply Jeffrey Scott 25th March 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Sounds like a great theme. Will be looking forward to hearing your insights.

  • Reply Arlee Bird 28th March 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Always nice to have reasonably lengthed blog posts. Have fun in April!

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

  • Reply J.H. Moncrieff 29th March 2016 at 5:55 am

    I was always relieved when I saw a short post last year. It’s hard to keep mine short, depending on the topic, but I’ll try my best.

    Hopefully this will inspire you to finish that rewrite! I feel your pain…I hate rewrites too.

    • Reply Stuart 29th March 2016 at 6:05 am

      It is a test isn’t it? I am about to publish a long one too – but it is still pre-April. Just!

  • Reply Stepheny Houghtlin 29th March 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Hope this years theme works on lots o levels, for you, your perspective readers, and for the future of your book. I love the #Challenge. This is my 4th year and except for the letters X & Z, I’m ready. See you in April.

    • Reply Stuart 30th March 2016 at 8:16 am

      Well done! I have some ready, and will get some more done today. In much better shape than I was this time last year.

  • Reply Cynthia 30th March 2016 at 5:07 am

    I think blogging about your new novel is a nice way to reflect on all the work you put into it.
    See you in April.

    • Reply Stuart 30th March 2016 at 8:15 am

      Thank you. See you soon!

  • Reply Hilary 31st March 2016 at 10:48 am

    Hi Stuart – thanks for coming by re ‘my withdrawal’ from the A-Z … next year and I’m ready!!

    Cheers and enjoy the A-Z and then the Spring and Summer .. good luck – Hilary

    • Reply Stuart 31st March 2016 at 11:26 am

      Thanks Hilary. Feeling good. Ahead of the game this year. 🙂

  • Reply Pam Margolis 31st March 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Good luck with the Challenge.

    Pam Margolis
    An Unconventional Librarian

    Co-Host, Blogging from A to Z April Challenge

    • Reply Stuart 31st March 2016 at 7:00 pm

      Thank you Pam – you too!

  • Reply Amita Gulia Sehrawat 1st April 2016 at 5:01 am

    Finally I found your page…:)
    Nice Theme Sturat.

    Good luck

    • Reply Stuart 1st April 2016 at 6:18 am

      I like to retain an air of mystery.?

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