A-to-Z Blogging Challenge
It’s the first Wednesday of the month and that means it’s time for the monthly meeting of the Insecure Writers Support Group.
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer – aim for a dozen new people each time.
Friday Fragments… Friday Fragments are bits and pieces of your week that are usually brief; too short for a stand-alone post, but too good to discard. Collect humorous observations, “Heard” items, and other small gems throughout your week and put them together in a Friday Fragments post. Add a recipe or something ‘foodie’ from your week. Leave me a link in the comments so I can read your fragments!
On the 3rd Wednesday of every month I attend a Press Club Luncheon. I enjoy most of the guest speakers we have but this past week our speakers were interesting and actually fun. They brought puppets; they actually design/build and operate puppets. They were cute too, the guys and the puppets!
Monkey Boys Productions is a unique multi-medium production company that creates puppets, props, creatures, costumes, practical effects, and entertainment for film, television, and stage.
It is almost time for the annual A-Z Blogging Challenge and you will definitely need to go to the website to catch up! There are a few major changes this year.
So what exactly is the A-Z Blogging Challenge?
Can you post every day except Sundays during this month? And to up the bar, can you blog thematically from
Most of the time if you subtract Sundays from April, you then have 26 days–one day for each letter of the alphabet. When April 1st lands on a Sunday you begin on that day which will be the only Sunday you would post during that month’s challenge.
Using this premise, you would start beginning April First with a topic themed on something with the letter A, then on April second another topic with the letter B as the theme, and so on until you finish on April thirtieth with the theme based on the letter Z. It doesn’t even have to be a word–it can be a proper noun, the letter used as a symbol, or the letter itself. The theme of the day is the letter scheduled for that day.
There you have it. My theme this year is Writing, Publishing and Marketing because my next book, Realize Your Writing Dreams will be releasing this summer! I hope you will accept the challenge.
For more info on the challenge visit the official web site:
During the month of April I am participating in the A to Z Blogging Challenge. You can find out more about that here:
My theme this year is Keep Moving Forward…
I stopped making New Year resolutions ages ago because they only lasted a few days or maybe a few weeks. I decided a list of goals was a better plan for me and that worked so much better. I rarely finished all of my goals but I always made a good dent in my list. I now include a word of the year. This year my word is organization. My organizing was going so well, until April. My schedule was full and included traveling. On top of that I signed up for my fourth year of not only participating in but helping with the A-to-Z Challenge. I fell behind twice because I wasn’t prepared. I was determined to finish and I am going to work harder at being prepared.
My theme this year is KEEP MOVING FORWARD
All of us, no matter who we are or where we come from will experience different levels of disappointment and loss at some point in our lives. Whether it is a rejection letter, we didn’t get chosen for a job we wanted, a relationship ended or a close loved one passed away it is painful. The ways in which we deal with our disappointments and losses can be as different as we all are. Each one of us feels some level of grief every single day of our lives. If we cannot find our car keys we become angry, we deny that the keys are lost or that we had anything to do with them being lost, we panic, we bargain with God or the universe or pray to Saint Anthony and finally we accept that we need to stop, clear our heads and accept that we misplaced our keys and we need to find them. When we lose a love one we have all of those same feelings of grief, greatly compounded. Our lives are turned upside down and the world stops. Some of us find it difficult to move on. We struggle to return to ‘normal’ not realizing that we are forever changed and will never return to what was once ‘normal.’ We must find a way to move forward and adapt to a new ‘normal.’ For many of us that is easier said than done. We find ourselves needing a lot of help.
For the month of April I am participating in the A-Z Blogging Challenge. You can learn more about the challenge here:
My theme for this year’s challenge is Keep Moving Forward.
It’s hard to believe we are already up to the letter U!
Last weekend I attended a conference for midlife bloggers. #BAMC16. Imagine that, there are so many midlife women blogging that they have their own conference!
For the month of April I am participating in the A-to-Z Blogging Challenge. To learn more about the challenge:
My theme for this year is Keep Moving Forward.
Last year at this time it seemed SO far away but I kept writing and rewriting and editing and then hurrying up and waiting and hurrying up and waiting some more and now here it is:
The Back of The Book:
During the month of April I am participating in the A-Z Blogging Challenge. You can learn more about the challenge here:
I think I am finally caught up with writing my posts now I can move on to my favorite part of the challenge, visiting reading and commenting on the other participant’s posts!
My theme this year is Keep Moving Forward and that is something I have had to remind myself to do all week. It’s been one of those weeks where nothing seems to be going right.