Dead Bodies. Because Today’s Letter is D

Murder by group


The First Wednesday has rolled around again, and members of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group address the April Question posed:

Have you taken advantage of the annual A to Z Challenge in terms of marketing, networking, publicity for your book? What were the results?

The short answer is no.

The long answer (because I can never leave simple and succinct alone) is that I had not even heard of the annual A to Z Challenge. Ever curious, I made the ubiquitous supplication to Google for enlightenment.

Enlightened was I (thank you, Yoda). This gist of this blogging challenge is to post every day, except Sundays (double-except the last Sunday, when you do post, or Z won’t get a day), during the month AND to thematically craft your daily post from A to Z, as in April 1 is A; skip Sunday, April 3 is B, etc. (Did Martha Stewart have a hand in this?) Today is letter D, hence, my clever thematically matching graphic!

But wait! That’s not all!

Then you visit and comment on other blogs participating in the challenge. There’s badges, too. And complicated instructions for getting it all just perfect! (Again, I suspect Martha Stewart – cranberry Christmas wreath, anybody?)

It’s just like IWSG First Wednesdays, hopped up on steroids!

Seriously, I’m dragging myself through the weekend in a valiant effort to keep up with the flurry of activity for the first Wednesday posts. Trying to do this every day would send me careening over the exceptionally narrow ledge of sanity, upon which I teeter. And cut into my wine time. Because combining commenting with wine time has proven itself to be a very bad idea. Or so I’m told.

So I’ll poke around and read some real answers to this question. And marvel at the many creative ways writers develop to connect and communicate, while enjoying a lovely D’Arenburg Shiraz Footbolt. Martha Stewart would be proud.

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8 Responses to Dead Bodies. Because Today’s Letter is D

  1. For me, it would be more like cutting into chocolate time. Although, chocolate and commenting never hurt anyone. That I know of…. 🙂

    • Lee says:

      Oh I love my chocolate, too! The only issue I can think of is melty chocolate getting on the keyboard. 🙂

  2. Chrys Fey says:

    In past years, the instructions for A to Z for a lot more simpler, but they are trying new things this year.

    And we need our wine time! 😉

    • Lee says:

      I think having a theme is a great idea! I just like to whine when the instructions get technical, because I’m so not technical, and that whole #hashtag thing just makes me see blah blah blah blah blah blah. 🙂

  3. Doing both would totally be suicide. =) I hadn’t read the instructions for this year, but I’ll have to see how it changed. It’s been a couple years since I played along.

    • Lee says:

      I’m sure the instructions are fine for anyone with half a brain for using social media. I just do not fall into that elite group. But at least I know better than to drink and post!

  4. I did the A-Z for a couple of years, and it was intense and fun and challenging, but it also takes up an awful lot of time I no longer have. If you have the time and fortitude, I recommend it.

    • Lee says:

      Good for you! I am actually hoping to do NaNo in 2018, because I do think the concept of focusing for 30 days can have great benefits. But right now, there are just not enough hours in the day. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.