My motivation has been on a downward slide for the past few weeks, so I'm hoping to change that by signing up for the A-Z in April Blogging Challenge, hosted by Arlee at Tossing It Out and several others. The idea is to post every day in April except for Sundays, and center each post around a letter of the alphabet.
At first I thought it seemed like way too much, and I remembered that my attempt at blogging every day with NaBloPoMo did not work out well at all, but the more I read about this April event, the more it appealed to me.
Since I am also planning to participate in the Story A Day in May challenge, I thought this would be a great warm-up, and an opportunity to stretch my writing muscles before working on those stories. I like the possibility of being able to explore some characters for use in future stories, or playing with ideas that might lead to something more.
The April challenge sounds fun too because you can also use photos to represent the letters, so there's not as much pressure to write a full post every day.
I also see it as a wonderful opportunity to connect with more bloggers. There are already more than 600 people signed up, so I don't think it will be possible to follow everyone, but I'm sure I'll discover some fantastic blogs I might not have found otherwise.
I hope I don't end up regretting taking on this and the May story challenge back to back, but I am trying to take the nothing ventured, nothing gained approach. I'll either be a more seasoned and experienced writer and blogger by the end of May, or I'll be found hiding in my closet, rocking back and forth in a daze.
Here's hoping for the former. ;)