It is almost time for the A-Z challenge that begins April 1 and I am starting to prepare for it! Yes, me the girl who usually flies through life by the seat of her pants writing as I go. My dear friend Vidya, a spokeswoman for # organized this huge theme reveal! Obviously I am jumping on that band wagon because that is the way I roll.
For the longest time, I scoffed at the idea of a theme. For the last couple of years I have participated in the A-Z challenge as a spirit of the moment with no planning what so ever. It intensified the excitement factor and when I completed my Z post at the end, I felt as if I had climbed Mount Everest. I had survived. I know it is doable, because I have done it! Still I am a little hesitant to fly totally blind this year…so this girl is at least formulating a plan!
While I do not have a specific theme to offer you, I do have a general plan of action so maybe that will suffice. I plan a month peppered with the fast fiction and haiku I have come to enjoy writing so much. I may throw in some of my artwork for good measure. It is going to be one big, exciting ride and you won’t want to miss it as I continue to hone my fiction and haiku writing skills. You may also see me participating in Speak Easy, Haiku Horizon, and Write Tribe prompts as the month progresses, because quite honestly I am a bit addicted to those! It is kind of along the lines of if they build it, they will come. If any of the above has a challenge, I will do my best to participate and write it! I have slacked off a bit this month, wrestled with the writer’s block beast and still manage to post some of my best work. Anything is possible if you are willing to try…and I am willing!
I always enter into one of these month long marathon writing challenges with a little skepticism and a tinge of fear. In the end, I usually come through it victorious. Hopefully the odds will be in my favor this year! I have had a few challenges that resulted in a crash burn because fate stepped in and the universe refused to cooperate. This time around I am doing something I have never done before; I am writing posts ahead of time so they are ready to go. Imagine that, me, miss procrastination herself! It is true! I hope you will join me here at the Giggling Truckers Wife Writes during the month of April and cheer me on. It is going to be one exciting month! If you are feeling brave, there is still time to sign up and get on this crazy train with me. Join us!