But most of all, I discovered new things about myself, new interests. I learned to harness my muse, and in doing so, opened up some wonderful creative outlets.
My blog's theme has always been centered on my journey as an author, mother, daughter, wife... and the list goes on. I'm fortunate that my mother guest posts often, and I can occasionally wrangle family members into writing posts, including my oldest daughter, my two sisters, my cousin (a published poet), and even my father. My coup d'état will be finally getting a post out of my husband.
Back to my thoughts on this year's journey...
My original goal was to host
a poem discussing each A to Z post.
I hope you'll forgive my exhausted muse
for she finally blew a fuse.
Thanks to all who visited and said hi,
It meant so much that you stopped by.
My A to Z journey*
A was imagining Aristotle's April Fool's
B was Mom's views on bulging belly buttons
C was my occupancy on the Corner of Crazy & Creative
D was details about our novel, Depression Cookies
E was my Entertaining Eulogy
F was about Fantasy & Flights of Fancy
G was all about Grammar
H was my list of Harrowing Headaches (for writers)
I was my ode to Irony
J was jumbled with my favorite J things
K was deciding between life choices: Kick it or Kiss it
L was Mom's version of Letting Loose
M was me Mauling Malapropism versus mulling it
N was about the importance of Networking
O was the fun of Onomatopoeia (I love that word)
P was Mom's ode to Piddling & Picking
Q was Questioning Quantity & Quality
R was about 'Riting and Receiving Reviews
S was about Story Strengths
T was Tripping over Transitions
U was Mom embracing Undone and Unsettled
V was my ode to Veracity
W was Writing Wanderlust
X was Xanthippe & Xenophon
Y was Yakety Yak
Z was Zero Zig-Zagging to Zenith
From A to Z
each a piece of me
left for readers to see.
I can't wait to do this again next year, but I did learn a thing or two.
First, I will start planning early in the year and write A to Z posts as they come to me. That way I can spend April visiting all the posts. It's May 8, and I'm still visiting participant blogs. Second, I will have fun! Now that I know I can do it, I'm going to let loose.
A special thanks to the hosts: A special thanks to the hosts: Arlee Bird at Tossing it Out, Alex J. Cavanaugh, Stephen Tremp at Breakthrough Blogs, Jenny Pearson at Pearson Report,
Matthew McNish at The QQQE, Tina Downey at Life is Good, Jeremy Hawkins at Retro-Zombie, DL Hammons at Cruising Altitude, Shannon Lawrence at The Warrior Muse, Elizabeth Mueller, Damyanti Biswas at Amlokiblogs, Karen Gowen at Coming Down the Mountain, Konstanz Silverbow at No Thought 2 Small.
To read more reflections posts, please visit the Blogging from A to Z Challenge Linky List.
Give me a leg-up for next year. I would love suggestions for fun A to Z ideas. A for Anxiety maybe. Wait, that's not fun. How about Y for Yodeling? First thing that comes to you head for any letter. I'll take it!
*Please visit my sidebar to view posts that interest you. I didn't want to link readers to death (or lost my mind posting 26 links).