Today is my last day of blogging through the alphabet with the many others participating in the 2014 A to Z Challenge. It has been fun and, as the name implies, challenging. We've blogged daily--except for Sunday. I'm glad the end has come but I'm sad too. I always enjoy putting my thoughts down with no pre-planning. Something about spontaneous writing the morning of, proves to me that I CAN write every day. I need to make myself do it.
Today is Z day and I've chosen Zero for absolutely Zero words toward fiction writing. Ever since we started thinking about renovation, I've been unable to worm any creativity out of my mind toward my novels. Okay, I did write a 700 word mini-mystery, and I have met my NF deadlines. I guess that counts. But the novels are on the hard drive, exactly the way they were when we moved back home from Oklahoma last August. That's embarrassing. And pathetic!
Time marches on. Hair gets grayer. Mind gets slower. Fingers become more arthritic.
Zero writing progress.
Zero sounds like such a nothing state of mind.
I've decided to pretend this A to Z Challenge is never-ending, and write at least 500 words a day on a new project. (Once I start, I can write for hours so maybe more than 500?) New projects are exciting. They energize us, don't they? Once they're embedded in our mind, they're all we think about. Plotting, planning, naming characters, working out the conflict.
Keep your fingers cross for me.
Down with Zero productivity--for all of us!
Tell me what you plan to do now that you aren't A to Z-ing any more. Rest? Dive into a new project? Finish an old one? Share with us.
The A to Z Challenge is the brainchild of Arlee Bird at Tossing it Out. Every year there are hundreds and hundreds of participants. This year 2018 bloggers signed up. There's some mighty good reading on these blogs. Check them out!