We recommend short posts. How short? Under five hundred at least, but two – four hundred is even better. Participants will be expecting shorter posts.
Make sure word verification is off. You as the blog owner can’t see it, so go into your settings and make sure it’s not on. For Blogger, it’s the default setting, so it may be on without your knowledge.
Don’t burn out the first week! Pace yourself. It’s a marathon, not a sprint.
If you miss a day, don’t panic. Start back up the next day with the corresponding letter.
Father Dragon Writes, Baygirl at That Girl Around the Bay, Ciara Knight, Elise Fallson, Heather Gardner at The Waiting is the Hardest Part, JL Campbell at The Character Depot, Joylene Nowell Butler, and Michelle at Writer-In-Transit.)
We will be doing a reflections post again this year, where you get to share your thoughts about the Challenge. The Linky List for that will open May 3 and run for a week.
Make new friends and have fun!
DL Hammons is giving away a $75 Amazon gift card during the Challenge! See his site for details.
Juliana Haygert’s book, Destiny Gift, is available Monday!!
Holly is looking for critique partners. If you write urban fantasy and can help, please visit her site.
Laila Knight, she could really use your prayer. She just went through major surgery.
And special prayers for my good friend Gail - her husband went to the hospital Thursday and they are talking heart transplant.
Don’t forget the Insecure Writer’s Support Group will be posting next Wednesday, April 3, as scheduled.
Mini-Alex and CassaStorm Part Two
His scarf arrived!
And in addition to the scarf, Deniz sent one of her husband’s band’s CDs. Thank you, Deniz!!! That was so thoughtful. I really appreciate both gifts.
I also meant to take a picture of the back of the CassaStorm review copy, because I thought it was really cool. It’s a ground view of the launch pads on the front cover.
My A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal!
For the past two years, my theme has been to feature my blogger buddies. I wanted to do something a little different this year, and came up with a fun idea. And then another. And then another. (Needless to say, I’m still working on my posts! But they are mostly done.) But I hope it’s something all of you can enjoy.
So, taking a deep breath and praying I can pull this off:
My theme for the A to Z Challenge is Favorite Movies, Bloggers, and Music! I’ll name a favorite movie that corresponds with the letter, and then select a character from the film. I will then name a favorite blogger who reminds me of that character, and then dedicate a song to him. (Also corresponding with the alphabet.) I’ll wrap it all up with trivia and/or fun facts about the movie, the blogger, or the music!
Whew! Yes, I got a little over-ambitious with this year’s theme. But it’s been fun selecting all of those items, and I tried to select bloggers I haven’t featured in the past two Challenges. Some of the selections will be funny and some serious, but every person was chosen with care. The only bummer is that I had about seventy on the list and there are just twenty-six letters. I wish I could’ve named all of you, so if I don’t mention you next month, please don’t be offended.
Who did I choose? Some of you will be really surprised! You’ll have to check every day next month to find out who’s been featured.
But wait, there’s more!!
My publisher has agreed to give out two copies of CassaStorm to two lucky commenters next month. US and Canada will receive print books and overseas will receive eBooks. One comment per day. Each comment is one entry except – the first and one hundredth comments on each day will receive ten entries!
So there you go – movies, bloggers, music, trivia, and a giveaway! My blog just might explode…
Ready for the Challenge? Eager to win either at DL’s or here? Need an urban fantasy critique partner? Think Mini-Alex is a bigger celebrity than me? And do you think I’m going to pull off my over-ambitious Challenge theme…?
Have a blessed Easter and see you Monday!!