The A-to-Z Challenge ended the day before yesterday, and this is my first discipline without peer pressure post to follow it. I survived, mostly by flying by the seat of my pants and not looking back. I got what I wanted out of it; met people, boosted readership. Some of them are willing to talk to me, and I’m incredibly grateful for that. Interaction’s always good.
So, in retrospect… next year I might go with a little more of a theme, and some vague plan for the tricky letters. I don’t want to wind up sounding like a beginning reader’s alphabet book, after all. And I’ve been thinking about doing a page with links to the people I’ve visited. I have to think about that one a little more, of course. None of them are people I know well (at least, the ones who don’t already have links.) and there’s a huge range of topics and sensibilities. But it could be an interesting way of interacting.
Coming up… I have the Insecure Writers’ Support Group. Always fun. I’m going to have to scratch up some insecurities for that one. Always just below the surface.
I’m still looking for that theme of my dreams to keep going with. I may wind up defaulting to Soups of the World, because everybody loves soup, and just when you think you’ve run out of countries, somebody splits and I can keep going.
And then… Dan Allen is running a handy-dandy writers-as programmers course, and I got sucked right in. So, I’ll keep you updated on that, and if he’s half as much fun as I think he is, I might even invite some of you to join me. (But only if you’re good, and leave me lots of pretty comments.)