I feel like the kid who collapses at the end of the race and has to lie there hyperventilating for an hour before he can move again. Now that I’ve had a week-long gap of breathing room after the A to Z Challenge has finished, I can actually get up and go snag my victory ice cream cone. (Your victory cone is the much asked for yak :D. I named him Yiddie.)
When my CP (critique partner) first suggested I do it, my eyes bulged all goldfish-like out of my head. 26 posts for each letter of the alphabet in one month?? And I only had a four day head start before the month of April began.
But I’m glad I did it.
I met several new people and discovered new blogs, reconnected with others (hi Emy! *waves*), gained new followers, and further uncovered my voice. Which, as a writer, is always a good thing.
I don’t think I would’ve made it if not for the handy dandy ‘schedule’ button. One day in and my hubby’s minor-surgery decided to have major complications that lasted for a week, and took me another to recoop from. Then during the final weekend, I spent a fantabulous couple days at the Pikes Peak Writers Conference.
Because of these curve balls, I wasn’t able to visit as many blogs as frequently as I would’ve liked, so I don’t think I was able to glean the maximum potential from it. But that’s life, and I’m happy with what I did gain.
[Needless to say . . . where can I find a ‘schedule’ button for life?? (Went to the store twice last week? The extra trip will count for the week you don’t go at all.)]
I’m not sure if I’ll do it again next year unless I write all the posts way way ahead of time. If I do, I might try an A to Z theme around a certain topic, like my current book-in-progress.