A to Z all over again

 Oh, look at that. I’m doing the challenge again this year! I managed it once in 2012, but not 2013, but I really liked the result that first time, and I’m hoping to have the stories from that go-around published before the event.

If you weren’t around for it, I posted a piece of short fiction every day, each around (or slightly less than) 2,000 words, with a theme and characters that started with the day’s letter. It was a challenge, but fun, and the longer it went, the easier it got.

Last year I attempted to write a novella in 26 parts, but it didn’t happen. I did end up with a great story idea, though, and I’ll be screwing around with that later.

But this year, I think I’m back to short stories. I need to work on the theme a bit, but I’ve got time.

The really nice part of this challenge is that we’re encouraged to work ahead, so in theory I could have all 26 shorts done before April even started. Wish me luck!

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4 thoughts on “A to Z all over again

  1. Erin says:

    Woohoo! Go you! I’ll be reading along eagerly.

    I stopped doing the A to Z not because I didn’t enjoy it but because they made it too much work. It’s not just blog and visit blogs — it’s visit and comment on 5 new blogs every day. Maybe they’ve changed that; I don’t know. I haven’t been back. I know the point was to discover new blogs, but requiring me to visit and comment on 130 other blogs in one month? Sorry, but I literally do NOT have the time for that.

    • Nicki says:

      You know, I don’t see anything about it on the website, but I expect it’s the same this year. Yes, it is insanely time consuming, I agree. I’m going to forgive myself and everyone else for not making 5 comments a day, because my guess is it’s hard even for the founders to make that every day. The motivational value of the challenge makes that bit worth it.

  2. Hey, thanks for letting me know they were open! I’m in again this year, and I refuse to feel guilty for not reaching the 5 per day limit. I’ll visit all the blogs I can, and that’s that. (Especially since I’ll be doing Camp Nano again!)

  3. I think it’s great that you decided to do the challenge again. It’s a fun and motivating blogfest, and I hope you really enjoy it!

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