Guess what? I’m doing the A to Z Challenge starting next week. Kindergarten is far behind me, and I thought a little brush up on my alphabet skills might be in order (especially since I’m a writer).
I also have a hard time passing up a challenge. Have I ever mentioned I’m a little competitive? It’s a flaw. When my husband and I first got married, we played Scrabble to decide who had to do dishes. It became quite intense, with 30 min turns as I tried to beat him (I hate dishes). Anyway, I didn’t like to lose…so after a few months of marital tension whenever I lost and spent the next day complaining about the rotten letters I’d drawn, or accused him of cheating, we decided not to play Scrabble any more. Games like U-No that require no skill or games like Boggle that I can beat anyone at are better. Scrabble sat in that in-between realm that left me frustrated.
But I’ve gone way off subject. Scrabble is fine and all, but I’m talking about the A to Z Challenge. Every day during the month of April, with Sundays off for good behavior, I will shower you with another letter in the alphabet, keeping with the schedule they’ve set up.
I know many of my followers don’t have time to follow daily…and I’ll forgive you for having a life not revolving around my whimsical love of letters and my competitive desire to complete a silly challenge. I will cry and miss you though.
If you have something wrong with your brain (like I do) and want to sign up as well for this torture, go HERE and sign up with me. Misery loves company. There were already 1300 people signed up when I registered my blog on Saturday. You’re encouraged to visit blogs on the signup list, starting with the one right after yours.
So there. I’ve stated my case (and now you know I’m nuts). I’ve had a hard time blogging once a week lately, so this will definitely be a challenge.
Here are my promises for the A to Z Challenge.
- I will keep my posts short. Writing every day will tax any of you who try to stop by and support me with your cheerful comments…so I won’t post epic novels for each letter. (You can send me chocolate to thank me)
- I will not grumble (unless it’s G day, and then I’m allowed because grumble starts with G)
- I will vary topics and be as random as possible.
- I will finish. By darn, I’ll prove anyone wrong who doesn’t believe I can write 26 posts in a month—even about the letter X.
- I will not do this again for the rest of the year. (Send more chocolate, please)
There you have it! My Challenge and My Promises. Now, if you’ll excuse me for the rest of the week, I have to scrabble my brain to think up things that start with each letter so I can shower you with Alphabet goodness in April.