And I did it! I completed the A to Z Challenge and it feels surreal. I decided to take part in this blogging challenge without thinking much and nose-dived. And I am glad I did.
I came to know about it in March this year. It was a random decision and writing fiction was the craziest thing I have done until now. A to Z Challenge is an international annual blogging challenge that takes place in April every year.
5 Ws and 1 H of my A to Z Challenge
1. Who am I?
I am a passionate writer and content creator. Reading and writing are my fuel. I write about parenthood; also about anything that grabs my attention and stirs my brain. I am a mother of two children who equally enjoy story-telling and listening to stories.
2. What did I write in A to Z Challenge?
I wrote children’s fiction in the form of short stories. 26 of them in all.
3. Where did I write them?
4. When did I write them?
- In the morning by waking up way too early
- In the day after my elder one left for her school and after little one slept
- In the evening while kids ate their dinner
- Late in the night after everyone slept and I mean very late
- While my little one sat in my lap
- While my elder one was listening to loud music in the same room
- While both of them brought the house down
- While spilling coffee all and water every single time
- In between phone calls, work and emails
- In between birthday celebrations, shopping sprees and weekend getaways
5. Why did I write children’s fiction?
I seriously wanted to challenge myself and do something beyond my comfort zone. This challenge was my virgin attempt at writing fiction.
6. How did I think about the stories, topics, subjects and concepts?
My first thought was always to look at things that children loved or are afraid of. Then build a story around them. Some of the subjects of my stories are the objects that we usually don’t pay much attention to in our day-to-day lives. Seems like the child in me didn’t grow up.
To sum it up, I never thought I will be looking at A to Z as not just mere alphabets, but also as lead characters of my stories. This challenge opened my mind and thoughts in ways I could only imagine. My stories brought positive changes in my thinking process and the way I look at life in general. I now know that I can push myself harder. My resolution for 2018 is to write more and write better. I can see it happening for rest of the year. After all, now I know my ABC.
Also read about my theme reveal for A to Z Challenge