Last Thursday, I completed my first A to Z challenge. It was an adventure and an… um… challenge. I never did come up with a theme, but, then again, my mind works in random ways so I might have felt stifled by a theme.
The challenge was made even more challenging by the fact that I forgot about it until day number three! Then I wrote one post with three letters, and that post was way too long! But we live and learn! Afterwards, the challenge was made challenging when I went off on the Walk for a Nuclear Free Future and went low tech for six days! I did manage to catch up but… wow, that was a lot of blogging in a short amount of time. Nevertheless, it was fun.
The letter X nearly demolished me. The post made so little sense that I decided that making sense is highly overrated.
My blog went in directions that I had not intended. I did not start out the blog with the intentions of doing online creative writing workshops, yet I did that with several posts.
I did not write any posts in advance. My posts were spontaneous and, for the most part, I wrote one per day. Toward the end, it became obvious to me that I could keep up with the challenge. I felt very good about that.
I am now thinking about writing a book about my life and my adventures. I’ve walked for many miles for a variety of causes and I’ve spent a total of fifteen months in federal prison for protesting at the gates of Fort Benning. In fact, I am briefly mentioned in Piper Kerman’s book, Orange is the New Black. My story is dramatically exaggerated in odd ways in that book. It’s entertaining but inaccurate. But I wonder… would enough people want to read my story? Is it worthwhile to write it? I really don’t know so I hope someone has some words of wisdom for me.
Life is good. I’m glad that I found this challenge, and I will try to do it again next year.
Last but not least. Thank you to everyone who read my stories and who posted comments. They were much appreciated. I visited a variety of blogs and enjoyed them all very much. I can’t pick out any as favorites. You’re all winners, in my view.
One last note: I never did understand the instructions for grabbing badges, so I had to leave the badges out of my blogs. They are awfully cute, and it would be helpful to have the instructions more user friendly for borderline luddites, such as me!
Bye bye for now.