When I first heard about the challenge in February, I thought I’d prepare some posts beforehand (like the other smart writers). The plan was to ease into the Challenge gently, the way a zephyr caresses your skin on a hot day.
Well, that didn’t happen.
I got out of the starting gate with a lotta zest on that first day, hoping I’d still be able to stay ahead of the game. My muse had other ideas, so most evenings found me sitting before the monitor afraid that zero hour would hit, minus a subject to write around.
I zigzagged my way through the month, finding ways to connect the words I selected for each day to the craft of writing. Now that I have this Challenge all zipped-up, I feel like a blog-writing-and-blog-stopover-zombie and I still haven’t covered all the participants.
I’ve met some interesting people and learned a whole pile of stuff (more about that in the A to Z Challenge Reflections Mega Post on May 2). Alas, I don’t have the option to zonk out for a few days after the Challenge ends, much as I'd like to. See my four legged friend below? Boy, would I love to be in his position. Anyway, I have to continue promoting my blogiversary giveaway and my second book, Dissolution, which comes out in May.
Be back with you later in the evening, but I’m off to a seminar today. Whatever you do, don’t forget to participate in my Anniversary Giveaway. It’s getting lonely over there.
On the foodie front, I've come across curried zucchini soup and zucchini bread, but zucchini (which we call squash) is not a staple in the Jamaican diet. It is also diced and cooked in fish tea (not a tea per se, but a brothy - Is that a word? - fish soup). I'm not sure I've ever had squash, but it's like cho-cho (another all-but-tasteless vegetable that's grown here) so I don't think I'm missing much. Hope you didn't hear me say 'Yuck!'