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Monday, May 07, 2018

A Challenge Completed

The A-Z Challenge is over. Phew.. I survived through it. It’s big for me. I had participated in the challenge in 2014, but I lost the impetus somewhere in the middle. This year, I was determined not to let that happen to me.

However, it is easier said than done. One, because I was going through a writers’ block. Even if I say I could not find time to write, it is not completely justified – I should have planned my time better, that’s it.

I love Facebook for reminding me that the challenge was about to start. That was March 30th. Unsure whether I could write out a series, I just took the plunge. There was no time to think of a theme. But hey, what could be better than talking about your ownself? I introduce myself to my readers, and most importantly, hold the mirror towards myself.

So, began the journey with a post narrating how I hate Alarms. Everyday, I had to look around myself to decide on the next word – should I choose a difficult word or keep it simple? Can I knit a story around it? 

I felt extremely unprepared when I realized most participants had their posts not only pre-planned, but pre-written as well. I had to push myself hard to keep myself up-to-date with the letter of the day, posting the links on social media and reading few posts by fellow bloggers. It felt good to reach out to my new friends. 

Now, the feat of posting 26 posts in April, each for an alphabet is accomplished. It is a feeling of satisfaction, and also relief. On the other hand, there’s a vacuum that is hard to explain. For the last week, I have been waking up, thinking, “What next?”

Thank you friends for reading my musings and encouraging me to keep going. Stay in touch!
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