One of the cool things about joining crusades and blog fests is the creative challenge they offer. Last week, Rachael of Rach Writes posted our second crusader challenge – write a flash fiction in 100 words or less. I almost skipped it. I tried to rationalize—I’m too verbose for that. I suuuuuuck at short stories. The passive, stick-in-the-mud part of my brain nearly convinced me that I couldn’t tell anything in 100 words. I mean, twitter and I have a love-hate relationship for that SAME REASON.
Praise the Lord for my audacious side because I took the goldfish bowl plunge and received a most fundamental lesson in making EVERY word count. And I think I may have the skeletal version for the beginning of one of my future stories.
Sooo—I’ll continue to do things outside my comfort zone. Like this Friday—I’m partaking in the A-Z Blog Challenge. And all through the month of April, you get a post a day—every day except Sunday—corresponding to the letters of the alphabet. Considering I’m lucky to post three times a week, this is going to be quite the challenge.
But I figure—WTH. I’ll meet new friends, some really cool writers, read a lot of really awesome posts, and share some of my own lovely thoughts. And you get to hear from me almost every day! Aren’t you so lucky?!
So how about YOU? What challenges have you taken on lately?