When I last dropped by my own site, I had all the good intentions in the world. I was going to be more diligent with my writing, be more active on the site, and on social media, and generally be more present. And all that would have happened if my Mum didn’t wind up in hospital with what we initially thought was appendicitis, and what turned out to be cancer.
February and March went to mush. Between running backwards and forwards to the hospital and to doctors and trying to hold down a full time job I wrote absolutely diddly-squat in either of those months!
But, now that mum is on the mend (and I’m SO thankful for that), I’m trying to get myself back on track. I’ve spent the weekend at a writing event, started a new writing course with the Australian Writers’ Centre and signed up for the blogging from A-to-Z challenge (www.a-to-zchallenge.com). I wouldn’t necessarily call myself a blogger… but this looked like a great way to get into a habit. They say it takes 21 days to create a habit, right, so I’ve got 26 days in this challenge to build one and I get Sundays off!
The idea of the A-to-Z challenge is that you blog once a day, using the letters of the alphabet for inspiration. So, on 1 April, you start with ‘A’, 2 April is ‘B’ and so on and so forth. I’ve decided that I’ll be posting a new flash fiction each day and each piece will be inspired by a word starting with the relevant letter. Wednesday 1 April’s ‘A’ word is aphrodisiac.
There are over 1300 blogs and sites signed up for the challenge: if you’re looking for me I’m number 916 on the list.
Drop back over the next few weeks and see what I come up with… I’d love to hear what you think!