While others are saying they’re not doing the Blogging from A to Z challenge this year, so they can focus on their Work In Progress (WIP), I like hundreds of others, have already signed up.
This will be my third year and I’m already looking forward to meeting new bloggers, having my own blog invigorated and reading and learning some amazing things during April. One month when, I now know, I have guests. That’s doable, right? It’s not like I have any other things I’ve committed my time to.
2014 is my year to finish a novel. That means editing every day, including every day in April.. hmm..
Yes, of course I want to do open art studios this year. With new work? Of course..
*light bulb moment*
I have a week off work to catch up with life and can use that to write all my AtoZ, edit as much as possible and paint a picture or two ready for open studios in June. And.. as the light bulb glows brighter, each A-Z post can include a watercolour sketch that will be a new painting for the open studios exhibition. Noticed anything yet?
Day one of my hols. This morning.
I did a simple sum:
A-Z = 26/7days left of my hols = 3.714285714285714 (compliments of my computer calculator..)
That’s four posts per day, every day, till I go back to work. Excluding this one or any others I might want to post this week.
I may have to rethink my challenge, but those of you who know me at all will know that once I give myself a challenge I rarely shy of it, so here goes day one of my personal holiday A-Zchallenge. Better work out my theme and find my watercolours. I’ve got a few blog posts to write, paint and schedule, A-Zchallenge here I come.
I think you’ll be ok. You’re planning ahead, so you will manage it. I know what you mean though; I’m bringing out the sixth book in my series in May, with a cover reveal for B (April 2) – wanna join in? – plus publishing my Dad’s memoirs, which I’ve edited. I’m blogging 4 days a week anyway, with one flash fiction and one book review (which need to be written and read respectively). And I’m not only DOING the AtoZ Challenge, but I’ve signed up to be a minion! Since I made myself visit 20 blogs a day last year (well, ok it slipped to 10 by the third week) I don’t think I’ll be working any harder.
My suggestion would be to finish one version of editing before April, and start a new version in May, giving yourself a month to see it with new eyes. But that’s just my method 🙂
Now I must get back to letter L on my schedule…
You’re up to L.. Was your comment supposed to make me feel better 😉
Day one, picked theme and found my watercolours. Painted three and started drafting the first one.
Thanks for the luck. Looking forward to reading yours.
Well, I worked out the theme in November! I haven’t written A-K I’ve just worked out the content 🙂 The most time-consumng thing will be finding and loading the photos to go with the posts :O