I've been sick. Again. Only this time, the entire country has been ill with me. It's amazing, really, that twenty different people of my acquaintance in twenty separate states all contracted the same disease at the same time as I did. We're all lovely, hacking, snot-nosed remnants of our former selves. Oh, and my downstairs neighbor has it, too. She and I have been trading get-well recipes between sneezes.
Thus the reason I have not been blogging this week. It's been all I can do to complete my freelancing assignments.
But...I'm here now and ready to make the point that this post is supposed to be about. I found a little something called the A to Z Blogging Challenge and, like many of you know, I'm not one to resist any type of writing challenge. I just signed up. Let me know if you decide to join, too.
The premise is simple: in April 2012, blog every day except Sundays...and post thematically from A to Z. So, in other words, each letter is a post and each post has to do with the word. (If you're still scratching your head, click here to get a much fuller explanation. There are examples!)
I love it.
I've been thinking about my game plan for April. Here are the options I would enjoy pursuing:
- Barrel through 26 topics regardless of their significance to writing or me
- Participate with 26 writing topics, one for each letter
- Participate with 26 original flash fiction/poetic pieces, for your viewing pleasure
- Write 14 posts on writing topics and 12 original flash fiction/poetic pieces
- Provide 26 SF & fantasy-related topics
I like #4 best. This way, I can keep my normal M/W/F blogging schedule, just tailored to the letter of the day, and my usual off-days would be the flash fiction or poetry.
(Note: I have a fun idea for the flash fiction/poetry, if I go with that. You will provide me with story fodder. Either a picture or a starting phrase, etc., that corresponds with the letter of that day. I will then write a story based off that. Makes it more fun for both of us, no?)
So...what do you think? Sound off in the polling booth and/or in the comments. And, please, if you're freshly arrived from the A to Z blogging ring, leave a comment so I can try out my new welcoming mat (I also need to know who to send this new-neighbor fruitcake to...).