Saturday, April 30, 2011

Z is for Zee End

Stick a fork in me...I'm done.

Thank you all for playing along as I took on the A-Z Challenge.

This has been a really busy month for me with travel, family visitors, blogging and writing, and I'm glad I kept up with the posts. It was touch and go for a while. But the discipline was beneficial in surprising ways. It helped me be more disciplined with my fiction writing. Because it was such a busy month and I planned to make a really big push on my novel, it required me to carefully plan my writing time. In addition to these 30 posts, I also wrote 14,000 words of my WIP (as of 4/25, when I'm scheduling this post.) I hope to get a little more before the month ends.

My only regret is that I got really behind on my blog reading and I'm still catching up on a lot of posts. Please know that I love visiting your blogs, but I had to be a little selfish this month and use a lot of time for my WIP. It's really important for me to finish it soon. I'll be back to visit as soon as I can.

Thanks for reading this month! Things will be back to normal on the blog in May. And you should look forward to a giveaway very soon...


  1. Well done for completing the A-Z challenge, I don't think that I could have done it!

    I'm rather intrigued by the future giveaway...

  2. Congrats on the blogging challenge and your WIP!

  3. Congratulations. You are one of the nice things that came out of the challenge, Melissa. I enjoy your blog very much and plan to keep visiting. Thanks.

  4. Melissa, we did it! Congratulations! I have an award for you!!

  5. Actually, it's 'Zed' end :) Thoroughly delighted that so many of you got involved with that 'A to Z Blogging Challenge!', complete with the exclamation mark, for dramatic impact! Nice to see further awareness of the alphabet.
    Besides, that 'challenge' was an excellent opportunity for me to do some satire postings about the whole thing.
    Seriously, well done for participating and I hope you now get back to a more regular routine.
    With respect and kind wishes, Gary :)

  6. Congrats on finishing the Challenge! I am amazed by how much you wrote while also doing the Challenge. I don't think I worked on any of my writing all month. I am most impressed!
    I will definitely be keeping up with you going forward!

  7. Congratulations on finishing the Challenge. I loved your posts. I too neglected some of my regular blogs, but learned something from doing the challenge. :) Congratulations on your word count!

  8. Yeah, woo-hoo! Graduation caps up in the air! I am like you--I have gotten so behind in reading other blogs. I have connected with some really strong writers, and feel enriched by the variety of blogs. See you soon.

  9. CONGRADS, girlfriend. What a great Z post and a great month for zee woman. XXXXXOOOOO

    How'd you do that word count?? You are THE one! I got behind in blog reading too. *sniff*

    But on the bright side, I met some really talented, cool writers. (None as talented and cool as you) :-) ((()hugs)))

  10. Hey...great job in completing the A to Z challenge...!!

  11. Melissa,

    It's been a big challenge for me too, but you know it's shown me something. For whatever reason, I haven't been paying as much attention to my WiP as I should, but since I've been disciplined enough to blog for a month, there's no reason why I can't get this baby edited in short order. Congrats on getting through the challenge.