Were all the posts pearls with golden grammar? Heck no. But I did it.
What did I get out of this? Satisfaction that I could actually finish what I started — always a plus. It was fun to discover the range of bloggers participating — fiction, fashion, travel — cool stuff. A special thanks to writer/blogger Donna B. McNichol for encouraging me to give this a shot. And also a big thanks to all of you who stopped by to read and comment.
But the most unexpected fall-out for me is that the A to Z Challenge goosed my brain. I finally came up with a book idea that excites me, while at the same time strikes me as doable. The outline was done in thirty minutes; I anticipate having the book finished by the end of the summer, at the latest. And, of course, I will post plugs for the book on my blog and on various forms of social media. I have no shame.
I do have one major suggestion for the organizers: Due to the large number of participants, it would have been useful to have the blogs grouped by category. Additionally, would it be against the spirit of the Challenge to mandate that missing five (or other number) postings in a row would lead to that blog being dropped from the listings?
Doing this certainly made for an interesting month. Thank you to all the organizers and facilitators who made the A to Z Challenge happen.