If determination and defeat were neighbors, they would not understand each other; in fact, Determination would be the annoying neighbor who mows all the time and Defeat would be the neighbor who believes this makes her “look bad”.
If you’re wondering, I might be the neighbor that mows too much.
The Blogging from A-Z April Challenge was like that for me. In the beginning, I was determined. I had at least half of the posts written or drafted. You know: I can do it, I can do it. By the letter M, I am moaning that I can’t do it and determination becomes a FOUR LETTER WORD only with—nine more letters.
Please kill me! I may have screamed.
But I finished.
If you finished the Blogging from A-Z Blogging Challenge, then CONGRATS! If you started, but didn’t complete the challenge, I still say Congratulations! It’s not small thing to post for 26 days, or 10 days or whatever in one month.
Two positive things I get from the A-Z:
1. New neighbors. I always meet new people of whom I will visit and borrow a cup of sugar.
2. The A-Z requires a writing discipline. If you're a blogger or writer, this is a good exercise.
One more thing. If you are hankering to see your words in print, you might consider putting your A-Z efforts in a book. I did that. At the suggestion of others, I rewrote and self-edited my 2012 posts, hired someone to edit, someone to format and uploaded it to Smashwords and Amazon. It’s a lot of work, and I will never make my million with it, in fact I haven’t sold many, but it’s so much fun to see my book in digital form.
And Grim Tales from the Ruralhood has inspired me to write even more short stories and self published them.
Once again, I'm glad I participated.