This will be my third A to Z Challenge. I've been waiting for it all year! To prove it, while living in Oklahoma I asked a friend to make me a purse representative of this A to Z crazy thing I love. See! The A & Z are bookends and she sewed Writer, Editor, Blogger in red, blue and yellow. Love it!
Yes, April is here but it has arrived right in the middle of my busy life! Daughter and I are planning her wedding for August. My house is being totally renovated, and hubby and I are feeling somewhat overwhelmed and homeless since we often search for a place to spend the night to get out of dust and paint fumes. I lost my voice for three weeks--it's just now coming back. Still a little froggy.
How will I ever keep up with this Challenge? I never plan? I just write off the top of my head. With all I have going, this year will definitely be a challenge, but here goes:
Today is A for Acknowledgment. My A-word hit me this morning when I browsed a Mary Higgins Clark book called Daddy's Gone A Hunting. I bought it a couple weeks ago but haven't had time to read it yet. Opening to the acknowledgement, MHC writes: As always the journey can sometimes be smooth. Other days as I stare at the computer I ask myself, Whatever made you think you could write another book?
I had to read it again ... and again. Did Mary Higgins Clark just ask herself that frightening question we all ask? Obviously, she sat down and wrote ... she didn't wring her hands and moan and groan...and procrastinate! That's what we have to do: just sit down and write.
My tip for the day is, always read the Acknowledgment page. There are wonderful little gems of encouragement tucked away there.
Happy A to Z Challenge 2014, everyone! Don't forget to check out the other several hundred bloggers! And good luck!
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