Friday, March 30, 2012

So, I did it...

Yes, I finally bowed to peer pressure and joined this year’s A-Z challenge! I’ve been hesitating because my two year blogoversary is coming up and I’m concerned the blog and I are losing passion for one another.  Lately I've found it hard just to make our Mon/Wed/Fri rendez-vous. And then the Blog is all like: ‘You never make time for me anymore! Don’t you remember how it was when we first met?  The blissful hours we spent building our platform together?’

And I’m like: ‘I know, honey. I’m sorry but you know real life has been busy…’

Blog: ‘That’s what you always say! Just admit it. There’s someone else, isn’t there?’

Me: ‘No, bloggy boo, I swear! I haven’t written a full chapter in months!’

Blog: ‘Ha! I’ve seen the way you’ve been ogling that word doc. And don’t get me started on your reading list. Didn’t think I knew about that- did you? Don’t forget- I do have access to your email account. I’m not a total moron. Everything comes before ME,  doesn’t it? DOESN’T IT?!!’

Me: ‘Yikes, jeez! Okay, fine. How about I sign us up for a couples retreat?  It’s called the A-Z challenge. Just you and me- no pressure, no themes besides a letter of the alphabet and I’ll be posting every day! – except Sunday’s. What do you think?’

Blog: *sighs* ‘You really mean it?’

Me: ‘Yes’

**give eachother Googley eyes**

So, there you have it. If you guys remember my A-Z challenge from last year, well…at least you have an idea of what kind of random is in store.

In other news, this week’s winner of the ANALOGY WARS is:

Amber !

Querying is like a hard-boiled egg…If you crack it before it’s done, you go hungry.

Congratulations Amber! Feel free to grab a winner’s button if you so desire and everyone be sure to check out Amber’s blog.

This week’s ANALOGY WARS challenge is:

Writing/ Querying is like going camping in the woods…

May the analogy-writing force be with you and have a great weekend everybody!

*CQG*

43 comments:

Theresa Milstein said...

I'm participating in A to Z too. See you around in April!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

I've never been camping in the woods (and hope never to do so - shudder -- give me a hotel, please!) so I got nothing in the analogy department!

Enjoy the AtoZ Challenge! I'm not participating, and I learned last year that means no visitors for April, so I think I'm going to take a month's hiatus from posting.

I still be out and about as a visitor, though!

SA Larsenッ said...

YAY! So happy you'll be partaking in the A to Z! It's a ton of fun, especially meeting new writers. Looking forward to your posts!

Matthew MacNish said...

Remember the good old days? Me and you and Candace and Jess? I do miss the passion that came with blogging, when it was fresh and new and oh so cool. But I've basically accomplished everything I set out to do. Except, you know, get an agent.

Hmm. Not sure A to Z will help with that, but we're sure glad to have you, number 1306!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

May the Challenge rekindle your love for each other!

Natalie Aguirre said...

I'm not participating. It doesn't fit with Casey's and my blog. But good for you. Loved your talk between your blog and yourself. I'll stop by when I can.

farawayeyes said...

Hoping to rekindle 'something' also.
See you there.

Christine Hardy said...

I'm in, too. Peer pressure wins again!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

So many of us have lost that loving feeling. The passion is not there like it once was and it may be time to move on. Cutting back and not being on a schedule may be the way to go.

Connie Keller said...

Loved your post. I can't wait to read your A-Zs.

Jack said...

Great post! Funny! I love this line the most: "Blog: ‘That’s what you always say! Just admit it. There’s someone else, isn’t there?’"

Bahaha!!! Love it! :D

DL Hammons said...

"Couples retreat" I LOVE IT!

Change your stars!

Eric said...

I am laughing so hard here, mostly because I feel the same way you do right now. But I am also joining the A to Z challenge, and hopefully it will re-kindle something for me as well. Good luck to us both :)

Eric said...

I am laughing so hard here, mostly because I feel the same way you do right now. But I am also joining the A to Z challenge, and hopefully it will re-kindle something for me as well. Good luck to us both :)

Eric said...

I am laughing so hard here, mostly because I feel the same way you do right now. But I am also joining the A to Z challenge, and hopefully it will re-kindle something for me as well. Good luck to us both :)

Eric said...

I am laughing so hard here, mostly because I feel the same way you do right now. But I am also joining the A to Z challenge, and hopefully it will re-kindle something for me as well. Good luck to us both :)

vic caswell (aspiring-x) said...

teeheehee! love your convo with your blog!

Marta Szemik said...

Yay! looking forward to your posts this April:)

Tonja said...

My blog and I need couples counseling too. Maybe A-Z will fix the relationship. Great post.

Cherie Reich said...

Hehe! We're such a bad influence, aren't we? Glad you're doing A to Z!

Writing is like going camping in the woods...If you forget your map, you will get lost amongst the trees.

Carolyn V said...

Hee hee hee, couples retreat. So funny. ;) I can't wait to hear all your a-z's.

TC Avey said...

Love Amber's comment- going hungry!

Writing/ Querying is like going camping in the woods…you will probably be bitten by a few ticks!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Hmmm, I do believe Gary is laughing...

Fun post, and I hope we all have some fun with the A-Z. Should be a challenge, but maybe it'll help get us back in the groove again, too.

prerna pickett said...

There's no way I can do the A-Z challenge. I don't have nearly enough time or brain power, but I look forward to reading your posts.

Writer Pat Newcombe said...

Good luck with the a-z challenge! I'm doing one myself but slower...

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss katie! you got me laughing with talking to your blog. ha ha. im got sorta like that and dont post so much or visit so much as i did.im not doing the a-z but ill come look at your posts. for that analagy ..if you dont use a good bug spray youll get eaten alive.
i hope you have a fun weekend.
...hugs from lenny

Jeff Hargett said...

Oh why not, I'll give it a shot.

Writing is like going camping in the woods... The more of yourself you expose, the bigger the chigger-fest grows.

Youngman Brown said...

Querying is like going camping in the woods. You cut down a tree, but it seems like it doesn't make a sound.

Konstanz Silverbow said...

I’m just dropping by to say hello! I look forward to seeing the alphabet all over your blog in April!


Konstanz Silverbow
nothoughts2small.blogspot.com
A to Z Co-host
http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com

Old Kitty said...

Enjoy your A-Zing!! Have fun! Take care
x

Annalisa Crawford said...

Great post - I can totally see your blog personified, in my eyes a bit of a stroppy teenager!

Botanist said...

Awww. I hope your month of togetherness rekindles the spark. Look forward to seeing the randomness :)

Tamara Narayan said...

I'm doing the A to Z challenge for the first time. I thought it would be a breeze since we are not going out of town. Then I realized my kids would be home for 10 straight days for Easter/Spring Break. D'oh!

Querying is like camping. All the query-folk start off as cheerful bugs, clustering around the bright agents. We beg for attention, hope for acceptance, but get zapped with rejection. Stupidily we flutter to the next one, hoping for a different outcome.

Arlee Bird said...

Nothing like some quality blog time to rekindle the old spark. Welcome to the April fun.

Lee
Sad Songs Blogfests—Places I Remember
Wrote By Rote
An A to Z Co-host blog

Kittie Howard said...

It's my first time with A-Z, too. Still can't believe I'm doing it. See you around.

Geoff Maritz said...

Hey, Hey, Hey. So nice to see you also bow'd to follower pressure. Me too. Your description is hilarious, as always.
Blessings girl,Geoff.

Melissa Sugar said...

It is m first time doing the A to Z. I'm glad you caved in and decided to do it. Hopefully it will rekindle the spark you once had with your blog. I hope you don't lose interest because I truly love reading your post.

I am pretty new to blogging and I starting to get nervous-I keep reading about the veterans losing the passion. I can certainly see how it happens, but I hope I hang in at least until I get an agent. Hopefully the month of April will bring some of the fun back for you. I look forward to reading your post.

Angela Brown said...

Looks like you and bloggy boo have taken the first step to rekindling the write-mance. How wonderful :-)

Looking forward to the A to Z blogging fun.

Martha said...

I'm in too. I can tell your blog is going to be a lot of fun! I'm stopping by from today's A-Z challenge post. It's almost time! I'm following :)

Sarah Pearson said...

Writing/querying is like camping in the woods ... if you don't prepare, you could get bitten!

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with in April :-)

Pa Ul said...

cool ill await for your a-z hope you visit mine too here http://pa-ul.blogspot.com/2012/03/z-artists.html

Pa Ul said...

cool ill await for your a-z hope you visit mine too here http://pa-ul.blogspot.com/2012/03/z-artists.html

A. B. Shepherd said...

You're hilarious! Great challenge entry!

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