So, a new year and a new challenge. NaNoWriMo was great last year (and I hope to have another go in November too) but a new challenge has been suggested to me by fellow writer Maria, who writes the excellent First Draft Cafe blog. This one will keep me busy for the whole of April, as the A to Z Blog challenge means I will need to post a blog every day during the month (except Sundays), the only stipulation being that it be inspired by the next letter of the alphabet – starting with ‘A’ on April 1st. Each post has to be a minimum of 100 words and can be as eclectic as you like.
It’s a great way to kick start your blog and has the added benefit of enabling you to connect with hundreds of other bloggers from around the world.
Suitably inspired, I have begun to list a whole range of ideas that will include posts on Writing and inspiration, songs, short fiction and maybe even a recorded monologue. Well, what the hell – I have 26 opportunities to inspire, entertain or bewilder you and I intend to give it my best shot.
So, have you signed up yet? If not, why not? There’s nothing to lose and everything to gain. If you have already signed up, I would love to hear from you – what are your tips and advice for a newbie like me?
In the meantime, I’m looking forward to getting started next Monday (coincidentally, it’s also my birthday!). See you at the start line. Follow the blog, sign up to the challenge, comment and get involved. Happy writing.