This is just a short post to announce that I'll be doing the #AtoZChallenge again this year!
Giving that statement an exclamation point seems self-aggrandizing as if people were waiting for this announcement, but I don't care. I'm excited and I'll explain why.
About a month ago, I decided (in my wishy-washy, pre-decision way) to do A to Z, and asked Brett if he felt like doing it. He decided he would, and started looking back into old posts and deciding what he wanted to do.
In 2019, I used the theme of Flash Fiction, and followed reader prompts to write a new flash story each day. I haven't written a word since finishing my gigantic opus in January, and thought flash fiction would be a good way to get back into writing. Brett thought that sounded fun, so he'll do flash fiction too. For a minute, I suggested we might even follow the same list of prompts this year, just to see what different ways our minds work, but that quickly assumed the role of "bad idea" for multiple reasons.
He will choose a genre based on each letter of the alphabet, and has spent time researching genres and sub-genres to determine how to fit them all into the alphabet.
While he was researching genres, and writing and sharing his "theme-reveal" post, I fiddled around with games on my phone, read books, and generally became even more of a slug than I already was. I vacillated between "participate in #AtoZ" and "do nothing and continue into eternal slugdom."
As I vaguely recall, there were some stories that came up the last time I did flash fiction which could be extended, or have a second chapter. Since I barely blog anymore, I thought second installments might be a good start until any readers offer suggestions. So this week, I finally went back and read my #AtoZ posts from 2019.
And I want to write again.
That month was fun!
I can really write! (And I have two un-used prompts remaining, to help me start.)
Reading those posts (such as... this, or this, or this...) reminds me that I am a good storyteller and I just need to get back into it. As I am going through old posts, I realize that I stopped with the "Fiction Friday" posts after my sister's death a year ago. I got back into writing, but the flash fiction never came back.
So I'm bringing back the FLASH FICTION! That gets ALL CAPS and an exclamation point.
I hope you will enjoy it, too. I definitely hope there will be participation like last year. I'm reducing my workload in April so that I'll have more time to write and visit blogs. (I've also uninstalled the distracting games from my phone to keep my inner slug away.)