… in the A to Z April Challenge – that is the question!
I’ve done the April Blogging from A to Z Challenge for the last four years. I was a minion to Damyanti the year before last – hard work, especially when I had a slow-loading internet system. I enjoy it; I enjoy the posting experience, I love thinking up themes and posts, and I love meeting new people and finding new blogs to follow.
But last year I found it a big strain, with all my other work on. Increasingly I am a full-time publisher, writing the books in my spare time. I was working on my father’s memoirs, and then the Princelings paperbacks. Yet the A to Z is a huge shop window, potentially putting me in front of thousands of people I don’t know, of whom at least a dozen might like my books. The difficulty last year was feeling the pressure to go visiting, and to make nice comments on those I visited that weren’t to my taste.
The aftermath is that I also have a lot of blogs I’d like to keep up with, and I get overwhelmed with trying. There must be a simpler way. I’m sure Vidya, Annette, and David have a secret weapon, since they visit every post and tweet them without fail. I don’t manage that, even with my own (save for the automated launch ones)!
But as the time to sign up approaches, I am drawn like a moth to a flame. How can I not take part? Just find something easier this year, something relevant to my current book releases… I have had another idea. I have a spreadsheet for A to Z on which I keep adding new ideas. This one’s a doozy. It’ll fit with all sorts of things going on in my worlds.
Yes, I’m going to do it, one more time. After all, I’ll only have to do Camp NaNoWriMo if I don’t.
But then, I could do Camp NaNo anyway. It’ll help me with that three book writing schedule I have this year…
If you want to do the A to Z April Blogging Challenge, blogging every day, starting with letter A on the 1st, B on the 2nd, C on the, er, 4th (since the 3rd is a Sunday) and ending up with Z on the 30th, then go to the signup linky on the A to Z website. Sign-ups open TODAY!