April A2Z Challenge (& Mah Goals – wc 24/03)

I’m crazy. Have I ever told you I’m crazy?

Last year I got all upset because I didn’t sign up in time for the A2Z Challenge. I promised myself that I would do it this year come hell or high water. Blogging through the alphabet, every day, except Sundays, throughout the month of April. If you’re unfamiliar with all this, then check out this site.

I didn’t realise how much work it would involve until I started planning blog post titles and then it hit me. Even if Raven and I split the posts between us and did 13 each, it would still be more blogging across a month that we have ever done.

Well. I like a challenge.

So this is your one week warning – and sorry it’s late by the way – next month we’ll be blogging every day (except Sundays) as part of the A2Z Challenge.badgeI hope you’re ready for it guys, it’s going to be a good one. Oh, and there are LOADS of other people taking part this year. I’m devoting most of April to looking through everyone else’s blogs and getting to know people across the blogging community. It’s going to fun!

Sorry by the way, I got mixed up last week. It wasn’t my turn to blog on Saturday at all, it was Raven’s. So I’ll talk about Liar’s League in brief. Excellent stuff. Got to sit nice and close to the front in a squishy arm-chair with a bottle of my favourite cider (Brothers Toffee Apple, if you’re curious) and listen to four amazing actors read some amazing stories.
Yes, a couple of the stories were a tiny bit predictable; the give away came too soon, but hearing them read by pros with accents and dramatic pauses and stumblings… it gave the stories far more life. I’d love to hear a story of mine read like that. So, at some point, I’ll be submitting a story to them, hoping to get through. Cross your fingers for me, eh?

Last Week

Finish reading my review book (The Unsuspecting Mage) – I’m there now. Let’s just get it done.
All finished. I’m really pleased; towards the end, I just couldn’t stop. That bodes well for the book, I must say. I’ll have to get the review up sometime soon. Probably after April though.

Work on three chapters of SORB, neatening up the text based on read through notes.
I did one. WHich is better than nothing. But it all went a bit to hell because I fell ill on Friday and I’ve still not fully recovered. Flu.
I know, I’m ill a lot. I should take better care of myself; I know I have problems with my immune system. *sigh* Ahhh well.

Read at least two posts from other bloggers each day
This goal is probably the only one I’ve been consistent about. When I’m laid out in bed or waiting for my various computers to stop dicking me about and just load, I can read blog posts. So I feel like I’ve been a lot more active in the blogging community that I have been for months. Which is nice. I’ve really missed you guys!

Find another designer to work on my banner -_-
No but not for want of trying. Most irritatingly, nobody I’ve found seems to be as good as that first woman I contacted. With others, there is too much of a language barrier to communicate what I need in specific enough detail. I’ll keep looking.

This week

  1. Keep searching for a banner desigher
  2. Work on one chapter of SORB (let’s be realistic, eh?) neatening up the text based on read through notes.
  3. Read at least two posts from other bloggers each day
  4. Start my next review book

There. That should keep me busy while I get back up to full strength.

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About Ileandra Young

I'm a thirty-*mumbles* year old (purple loving, cheese worshipping) author of fantasy, juggling a pair of beautiful twin boys with my burning desire to make up stories and write them all down. When I get the chance, I play games, listen to music, and in days long past I even ran a radio show. Though I occasionally write non-fiction, my heart lives in fantasy and my debut novel, Silk Over Razor Blades is now available through Amazon along with part two of the trilogy, Walking The Razor's Edge.
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5 Responses to April A2Z Challenge (& Mah Goals – wc 24/03)

  1. jmmcdowell says:

    Best wishes for the A to Z challenge! I’m having too difficult a time keeping up with one post a week, so there’s simply no way I could pull it off. I’m not 100 percent sure, but I think being sick is part of being a mom…. 😉 Hope you feel better soon!


    • Thanks JM!
      I’m beginning to think that if I’m not ill I’ve not been kissing the boys. enough! They’re just so snotty and gross right now… It must be a reflection of that. 😉


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