The day has come my little Peeps and Meeps!
I know I just posted about A to Z a few days ago and I usually have a massive lead up to this day, but life is busy! Or was. Today is day 3 of doing nothing. And I’m not even writing this today. I wrote it yesterday because I was bored and I wanted to get on it. So getting on it I am!
Just a recap for those of you who don’t know what this is or what’s going on:
A to Z Challenge is a challenge for all of April. You make posts on every single day (except for Sundays) according to a letter of the alphabet. So April 1st will be A, 2nd B, 3rd C. Y’all get the idea! You can have a theme or not, it’s your choice. And the best thing about it is that you are doing it along side like hundreds of other people and you go and check them out from the master list posted on the A to Z website.
This will be my 5th year doing this challenge. The first year I found out from a fellow blogger literally the day before it started so I picked a really easy theme and made easy posts.
The next year I PLANNED the heck out of the challenge. Writing up drafts before hand, doing final edits the day of, posting, engaging. All that fun stuff. But it was a lot of work.
Year three, I made the choice to plan ahead of time, and schedule all my posts ahead of time. I almost didn’t make a few posts the year before and that was stressful. So by April 1st I had all my posts scheduled and I just had to engage with people. But a few bloggers made comments that it was cheating to do that because I wasn’t doing any real work the day of. And that kind of hurt. Cos I did the work, just I’m a planner and I planned it early.
Last year, I decided to try to do it only on the day of. I had such a specific theme. I was going to do short stories, 500 words each, all independent of each other (easier that way), and I would not do any writing until the day it had to be posted. It fit my schedule but still some days were a struggle and I didn’t get to engage as much as I wanted to.
So this year, I am ignoring all the critics and doing things my way. Since I have the next three weeks off from work, I will be writing every day in preparation for A to Z 2020. I will be scheduling as many posts as possible before I have to return back to work on April 6th. Which will hopefully give me lots of time after work to focus on engaging with the others who are participating in the challenge.
And now onto the awesome part which I know you have been waiting for!! MY THEME!
I know some people can do this without a theme but I can not. I loved my theme last year and being able to write some fiction stories since I hardly ever get to do that! So this year, my theme will be:
Yeah, same as last year basically. Except I’m not putting a word limit on myself or a time limit or when I can write. I will just be writing.
I have these little flash cards from when I was teaching ESL to little kids and will be using them as my inspiration for each day. I need to. I can’t not have it.
So there ya have it! My theme has been decided and now it’s official!