I have no excuses, well, actually I do, but I’m not offering them because everybody is busy, right? As far as I’m concerned my offering it up as an excuse is wrong, just wrong so…moving onward.
This year’s A to Z challenge for me was rougher than last years. Despite the fact that I had my theme planned in advance, I didn’t take the needed time to plan the posts. Last year I did have each day’s topic listed, although I didn’t write them in advance. Does that make a difference? I think so. I think knowing the theme means that you can “cogitate” over it before trying to write.
I don’t know if you writers out there do that as much as I do. I tend to mull over stories while doing other things and then sitting down to write them. Anyone else do that?
So maybe that was the big difference for me this year. I was trying to sit down at the computer and do everything, which was sometimes frustrating, okay, truthfully, mostly very frustrating.
Now that I’m thinking about the challenge as a whole and am done, I am happy that I persevered. There are some stories that I will revisit because they wanted to be more, longer, and I may just allow them to roam.
I’m also happy that I mostly succeeded in writing stories that ran the gamut of emotions: snarky, sad, reflecting, thoughtful, regretful.
In a couple of weeks, I think we’re supposed to point to our favorite post. That will take some thought. If any of you had one and would like to help me ( 😉 ) that would be terrific.
And, yes, I’m still finding errors. So much for proofreading.
Thanks for reading and giving me a boost during the challenge when I needed one!