Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A to Z Challenge - Looking Back

All through April, I wrote a blog entry per day (apart from Sundays.) And now it's the middle of May and this is my first entry for the month.

I put it down to burn-out. That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it (as my mother used to say.)

Well, my story has something to do with it. I'm in edit pass number 3 on a science fiction story I've written. The goal is to have that finished soon - and then on to the first set of external eyes (I'm sure I could phrase that a little better - but it's late.)

The A to Z Challenge went well for me. Choosing a theme (done on March 31st, mind you) did make it easier than last year. In case it wasn't clear, the theme was music I listen to. Music I own in some fashion or other.

I was surprised how the first few entries of the month managed to team a movie with the music. I wasn't able to keep that up for the entire 26 entries. Perhaps if it hadn't just, sort of, happened - I might have been able to plan for it.

I managed to get around a number of the other bloggers who also took up the challenge. But not as many as I'd have wished.

Many thanks to those who visited my little cul-de-sac here on the Web. The visits and comments are sincerely appreciated.

12 comments:

  1. :) it happens this way sometimes, glad you posted now though!

    I really enjoyed reading about your music collection!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the posts, Estrella. I certainly enjoyed writing them and it's a fun, if eclectic, collection.

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  2. I really enjoyed your A to Z music and reading what it meant to you!

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    1. Thanks, Laura. No more than i enjoyed your posts on myths, gods and the Fae.

      Still, it was fun to share the sounds I listen to.

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  3. I enjoyed your A-Z some of i your posts brought back my own musical memories others enlightened me to the existence of certain records, performers etc.

    I may even take up the challenge myself next year ;)

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    1. Thanks, Helen. Glad I was able to point you in the direction of some good (a quite subjective term, I know) music.

      The challenge is fun (and panic-making at times), but you blog/write very frequently. You'd hardly have to stretch at all.

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  4. Good luck on that SciFi tale. How many people have weighed in on these three rounds?

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    1. Two sets of eyes have seen a lot of it - so far. Two more (possibly three) and I'll call it "done".

      One of those sets belongs to a copy editor (which could be a painful - though necessary experience.

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  5. Burn out is totally understandable considering the demands of the a-z challenge. I wasn't even here for it, most of the month, what with demands of my own getting in the way.

    Congrats on finishing the challenge!

    Jai

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    1. Many thanks, Jai. I hope some aspects of demands on your time are easing - or your enjoying them. Whichever works the better for you.

      My best to you.

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  6. Good luck editing your story!

    New follower :)

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    1. Thank you, Britney, for the good luck wishes. The editing's going well - apart from the "what the *heck* was I thinking when I wrote that???" moments. :-}

      I appreciate the "follow".

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