Monday, May 7, 2012

A to Z: Reflections

This is a post I've been looking forward to doing, because while the A to Z challenge definitely (for me) took a lot more effort and planning than I'm used to putting into my blogging, I learned so much about myself in the process.

A few QUICK highlights:
     *Being a consistent and daily blogger takes more time, work and planning than I have on a weekly basis.
     *Scheduling several blog entries at a time is like blogging gold. It saves time, allowing you to visit and comment on other blogs, which is something I thorougly enjoy doing.
     *Meeting new people and reading their posts was a huge HIGHLIGHT of this challenge (to me). Made so many new friends that I hope to keep in touch with.
     *I refuse to give up. I kind of already knew this about myself but it was nice to be reminded. When I was worn out and we were only half way through the challenge, I'm not going to lie: I was a little worried and the last thing I wanted to do was let anyone (including myself) down.
     *While posting every day isn't something I can manage with my current workload, I think I can certainly do a better job of being consistent, and once this MS I'm working on is shiny enough, I plan on doing just that.
     *Doing any kind of challenge that requires effort while your full time job is busy-busy-busy AND you have a manuscript you're polishing for a conference on your off time (which you don't have a lot of already)...yeah, kind of NOT A GOOD IDEA.

So, all in all, the A to Z challenge was a total success and a great concept. I, on the other hand, might be a bit of a failure in the taking-on-too-much arena.

With that thought in mind and some stress and panic that no matter how hard I try recently, I can't seem to quell, I might be silent for a few weeks, hiding in my writerly hole of revisions.

I'll probably post from time to time, though I suspect (read: know) that it will be sporadic at best.

I promise once the insanity of these last revisions is over, to do better. Will you hold me to it? Keep me accountable? :)

2 comments:

  1. It certainly feels like too much at the time, doesn't it? Congrats for finishing!

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  2. It sounds like you'll keep yourself accountable. Good luck on the revisions, and congrats on completing the challenge.

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