Reflections on the #AtoZChallenge (AC)

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I have to admit that I am proud of the fact that I was able to complete the A to Z Blog Challenge in 2017!

In 2016, it took me several months to finish, but I did finally get done. This year, I wrote the entire set of posts as part of my NaNoWriMo project in November and I was able to finish the posts before April started. Granted, I didn’t have the whole set publishing ready as I had hoped, but I did manage to publish by the beginning of May and post all of my entries on time! Next year, I think I’ll write something I can pre-schedule so I can focus more of my attention on reading others’ blogs, though I definitely read more this year than in the past.

For anyone who missed it, I wrote a Choose Your Own Adventure. My readers got to vote on the choices in the month of April. If you want to read one version of the story, courtesy of fellow bloggers, click here. If you are interested in purchasing the whole novel and making your own choices, click here!

None of this would have been possible without the support of some of my writing friends (who also have awesome blogs): Tupeak Hope, Jamie, and Nicki. Much thanks for all your support! ❀

Lastly, I want to make sure to share with you my favorite blogs (from people I don’t know) that I enjoyed this year: Marquessa Matthews and Iain Kelly, both excellent fiction writers!


Feedback on the A to Z Challenge: I loved it, as I did last year! I liked having the Linky List a lot, though. It was really helpful to have because it allowed me to find other Adult Content blogs. I often feel awkward as an adult content writer going to random other blogs and commenting because what if the author is underage? What if the author would be offended by my work? But if I pick other adults who write adult content, I’m on safer ground (plus they’re more likely to be interested).

What if you had a Google Form and made the results public that we could fill out each day? That way it would be a list and people could choose a content area and it would still be less for you [the organizers] to maintain. (PS. I’m happy to show you exactly what I mean if someone from A to Z Challenge wants to contact me for clarity!) Just thinking “out loud.”

In any case, it’s a great event, as always! Thanks organizers!


Thanks for reading!

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16 thoughts on “Reflections on the #AtoZChallenge (AC)

  1. I remember on my first challenge, I expected AC to be real hard core stuff that would be disturbing so I avoided those blogs (bear in mind I’m far from a prude so you can imagine the kind of stuff I was expecting lol).
    Then I started getting regular comments from an AC blogger and I felt awful not returning so I took the plunge. I was relieved to learn that AC mostly means erotic fiction or the odd F-bomb and now I don’t let it put me off
    Debbie

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  2. What a fun option for the A-Z challenge – using a choose your own adventure and allowing A-Zers to choose that adventure! πŸ™‚ Great way to get people to keep reading!

    I’m one of those people that has to write in advance otherwise I can’t keep up during April. I love that you used NaNoWriMo to work on your A-Z posts. Fantastic idea!

    So now the book you wrote on during A-Z is published? Congrats! It sounds like you had a really successful April! πŸ™‚

    With Love,
    Mandy

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  3. Thanks for offering your thoughts on the 2017 Challenge and congratulations on successfully finishing.

    The A to Z Team had discussed a Google form concept and now I forget why we didn’t pursue the idea. May be something to reconsider for next year.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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  4. Well done for making it to the end of the Challenge!

    I wondered about the possibility of a Google Form/Spreadsheet idea for keeping track of things. I’m in a pen pal group and we use something similar to keep track of everyone which is handy.

    Cait @ Click’s Clan

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