Honestly, it is a fearful feeling to begin the AtoZ Challenge, again this year. I am not only scared but terrified. Primarily because I haven’t started the preparation. There’s no time table, there’s no time and I have chosen a topic that will screw my ‘Right side of the brain’, the creative side.
This year, I am being bold and challenging myself to write 26 short stories about women by a woman. Lately, I haven’t been able to blog, at all, but this challenge should bring me back to blogging.
AtoZ Challenge is a blog marathon for bloggers. It’s not about winning anything but networking with 1000s of other bloggers. Making new blogger friends with similar blogs is very refreshing. We blog every day for 26 days minus the Sundays. I start on 1st April, which is a Sunday (can’t exclude this one) and my letter of the day would be ‘A’, on 2nd April, it would be ‘B’ and so on.
Why did I choose ‘Short Stories’ about Women?
A lot of people who know me are aware that I am a feminist but a little sexist too. I believe in Women Empowerment. However, this ain’t the reason for me selecting this theme.
I am a lazy writer. My work demands hell lot of time and energy and in the end I am left with the time to just sleep or lay around like a broccoli. This time I wanted to challenge my brain. It is difficult to think about 26 short stories specifically about women.
The reality is that, I thought for 1 month, if short stories is practically possible. Later I decided, even if it is not and I jump to normal blog posts, who is going to kill me?
In an attempt to challenge myself I decided this theme, so that I push myself to write 26 short stories.
It is easier to write about women, because I precisely know what’s going on, in my life and all I have to do is type it off on a blank word document.
Will I succeed this year?
I most definitely will. If I don’t I’ll try again next year. Writing is the only thing I know. I have no talent except for writing. I will be a body with no soul if I have to give up writing. Succeed or no, I can’t give up on writing.
Yes, my work life sucks and it will for as long as I work for someone else. There will be days, I will be frustrated and my stories will depict that, but at the end of the day, I will write, at least something.
Other agenda for the AtoZ Challenge:
This year I will not only write in advance but also post it on a scheduled time.
I will like, comment and share at least 10 other bloggers post on a daily basis.
I will take up my blog totally on Instagram and Facebook.
In conclusion, all I need is motivation from my friends reading this post.
Keep Reading! Keep Writing! Love Thyself! Trust in Thyself!