Monday, January 26, 2015

Some Housekeeping


Hiya. That's me, keeping my head down. Sort of.

This week I'm trying an experiment over at Unicorn Bell. You know Unicorn Bell. It's that writers' blog that I'm a part of. Occasionally. Please stop by and let me know what you think.

I've also heard that today is the day that the April A to Z Challenge sign ups begin. I'd link to it and all, but I write these posts ahead of time, so there are no links to link to. Yet. But the plan is to sign up early this year as I plan on participating (although that might change if things get too hectic on my end).

I'm not sure when the day to reveal your theme is, but since it'll be business as usual here, I don't see any reason to hold that back. There'll still be what if Tuesdays (X falls on a Tuesday this year, so look forward to that what if), some #ThrowbackThursdays, the occasional random quiz Friday, but mostly, it'll be all about the #subfiles.

We're supposed to give advice to those joining the challenge for the first time, so I'll reveal my secret.

My #subfiles posts are left to chance, but the days seem to cooperate with the letter of the day. *knocks wood* I've been incredibly lucky that way. But I don't write them daily. I write them a week in advance, spending the week plotting and planning. And figuring out how to shoehorn the day to fit the letter.

I also have a backup plan. If things go horribly awry, I have another post waiting. Just in case.

So, please stop by Unicorn Bell today. And the rest of this week. I'll be ever so grateful. And make sure to sign up for the A to Z Challenge if you are so inclined. See you there.

11 comments:

  1. I don't think I'm going to do A to Z, but I'll be cheering folks like you onward and upward.

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  2. I'm undecided on A to Z. I love doing it, but I'm afraid that if I sign up, I'll end up moving smack dab in the middle of it.

    Heading over to Unicorn Bell...

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  3. Checked out Unicorn Bell. I'm doing A/Z again, LOL :) Signed up. Keeping it simple like last year with a photo theme.

    betty

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  4. I have already signed up and will do the same as last year because I enjoyed that. You must have made the hat:)

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  5. I had my blog all ready with the A to Z challenge link and when I woke up this morning, it had posted but the link just went to a page that read "signups coming soon." I'm not sure what that page was--but it said 2015 A to Z Challenge Signup Page at the top! I knew I could count on Alex--he's always an early bird--so I went over to his blog and grabbed the new button and link from him.

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  6. Good advice! Loved this: "...figuring out how to shoehorn the day to fit the letter."

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    1. It's actually what I do. I find the thing I want to post about, and then I run through how to title the post. "It's T day, so I need to explain this using T somehow..."

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  7. I met you and the lovely Jo Wake from the A-Z Challenge last year and I'm thinking of doing it again. I didn't have a theme last year except A-Z. Maybe I'll do it again this year with a proper theme.

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    1. I have yet to have a proper theme, so I'm all for winging it. With a backup plan, of course.

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  8. I'm still debating whether or not to take part this year. I was considering doing a rehash of my theme from two years ago and trying to find different words from last time. But April is looking like it could be a busy month towards the end and I'm not sure whether or not I should go ahead or not.

    Ooh, decisions, decisions!

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    1. Well, if you fall off at the end... I hope you do join in, but if you can't, I get it. It's a hard slog.

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