The Challenge That is April

Well, I’ve done it again.

I’ve overloaded myself during a time when I should trying to simplify my life.

What I’m talking about is April and all of the challenges that seem to present themselves during this month.

A2Z-BADGE 2016-smaller_zpslstazvibAs I wrote last week, I am participating in the A-Z Blog Challenge again this year. You will be hearing from me often, and I am looking forward to this. The cool thing is I get to see a bunch of new blogs and “meet” new bloggers.

I have also decided there will not be an actual theme this year. I will attempt to write about one of the three subjects I presented in this post along with a few others ideas. I can’t wait to see what happens. Even though I knew this was coming, I am not writing posts ahead, at least not very far.

Another challenge that I wasn’t going to do is Camp NaNoWriMo.CNW_Participant_Facebook

Camp NaNoWriMo is part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) but on a smaller scale. Camp happens in April and July. It is one way to keep some momentum going throughout the year. Fewer people participate and, this is the cool thing, each writer gets to choose their own “goal”. There is no race to 50,000 words which makes it just a bit less stressful.

The story I am currently planning may or may not be a full-length novel. We’ll see. I’m still in the planning stage and won’t know until it is finished.

Camp NaNo includes many of the same components that NaNoWriMo does; it has one thing that November doesn’t: Cabins. Participants have the ability to sign up for a cabin of friends or strangers as support. Since I am a late arrival to Camp, this will be my only writing companion:

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Writing and my life should be fun this month.

Both of these challenges are on top of an incredibly chaotic work load including critical deadlines. My only release will be yoga and perhaps walking. I may need both.

My life will be overloaded but that is okay, I can deal with that. Once May hits, I will probably wonder what to do with my time.

Wish me luck.

7 thoughts on “The Challenge That is April

  1. You’ve inspired me! I’ve been following you since our blogging class with Phillip last Spring. I had forgotten that April was the A to Z challenge. I signed up yesterday. Here goes nothing! Thanks for putting yourself out there so consistently.

  2. There are so many writing events in April. It’s National Poetry Writing Month as well. I wish they would be spread out more. I would like to do them all but can only manage one. Good luck on the challenge!

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