Thinking ahead of the A-to-Z Challenge, my mind has set wondering. This will be my third year of participation. Looking at my first year and then at my second, I was not pleased. Oh, there were some posts that met expectations (mine), but there were a miserable lot that had me shaking my head. What was I thinking…
This year my plans are different. Writing something every day for each letter forced me to come up with something, even if that something was a stab at the dark world of alphabet letters. Also, the sheer numbers of participants had me gasping in frustration; there were so very many fine writers out in the blogging world, and there was so little time and physical endurance.
This year I will be combining adjoining letters, two at a time, skipping a day, and writing from a tilted point of view. A with B, C with D… There will be some oxymorons, some silly thoughts, a few profound contemplations, and hopefully some interesting writing. Interesting and very very brief writings. Can I work with 50 words or less? I pray so.
The problem with this Challenge is not only the incredible participants; it is also with the overly-lengthy blogs. Seeing a blog that fills the screen makes my eyes blur. Having to do the de-coding in the "captcha" defeats me.
So that’s my plan. Have you given it thought? I bet some of you are already done—you rascals.