Z is for ZOMG! The A to Z Challenge is Ending

In honor of young adults everywhere (including those adults who are young at heart), Z is for ZOMG!

My first A to Z Challenge has come to an end, with the last day of April and the last letter of the alphabet.

Overall I’m glad I participated. I hope this exercise will help me blog more frequently–if I can blog every day, surely I can blog twice a week. My pub sister Nicki Elson is the one who encouraged me to give the Challenge a try, and it’s great she introduced me to this universe.

The best part of the challenge was meeting new bloggers! Here are some of the noteworthy writers and bloggers I came across:

*Roland Yeomans at Writing in the Crosshairs blog: His dead and undead characters in New Orleans have been interesting to follow!

*Kyra Lennon at Write Here Write Now blog: She just finished her sports romance (I love this genre) and it was great to hear from the various characters on a professional soccer team

*Heather Gardner at The Waiting is the Hardest Part blog: The adventures of the gnome Stormy kept me giggling throughout the challenge.

Thank you to the organizers of the challenge, including authors Karen Jones Gowan and Alex J Cavanaugh! Alex and Nicki are part of the Insecure Writers Support Group and I want to join that group once I finish my upcoming blog tour.

If I participate next year, I hope to write some posts in advance and visit more blogs. I think a theme might be too constraining but it’s interesting to consider. Have a great week, everyone!

25 thoughts on “Z is for ZOMG! The A to Z Challenge is Ending”

  1. Aww, thank you so much for the mention! I have had a great time reading your blog, and I'm really happy I found you! :DRoland Yeomans is a genius – I rarely comment on his blog, but I always read it, marvelling at how wonderful his writing is. πŸ˜€


  2. Feather, yahoo! We made it. That was quite an undertaking! And now you and I both have upcoming blog tours…good luck. I just finished The Guardian's Wildchild (and a wild ride it was indeed) and I hope to have my review up soon.


  3. Wow, such great words from you and Kyra! My ghost writing mentors insist on taking the credit for any skill I might have. LOL.It was great getting to know you and Kyra better. I wish you luck on your book blog tour. Let me know how I can help there.This Challenge was daunting with my work as a rare blood courier, writing BEST OF ENEMIES, and moving at the same time!Here's a loud YAAAAAY! for surviving this gauntlet! Roland


  4. Kudos on a great challenge, Jennifer! I am with you, if I do this again I am definitely going to write posts in advance, I didn't get to visit nearly as many blogs as I wanted to. Still, it's been a great month and I've enjoyed your posts!


  5. I gained 40 followers, and I visited lots but certainly not as many as I'd hoped to – I underestimated how much time the challenge would take up. Next year I'll be more prepared.Congratulations on finishing the challenge πŸ™‚


  6. And I thought my Z post was short, but nobody can beat ZOMG. That is the cutest thing ever! I am LOLing.It's been great meeting so many fantastic new bloggers through this challenge. Wishing you all the best for Streamline!


  7. Uhm, yeah, sorry I didn't give you that advance writing tip earlier – D'oh! I'm glad to hear you think the overall experience was beneficial. Now posting twice a week is going to seem like NOTHING.Looking forward to having you join IWSG next month — I promise that one's a lot less exhausting than this one. Your Book signing icon is lovely.


  8. Awesome!So glad you made it through.There is something to be said for being more prepared. Even though I couldn't pull that off this year either!Thanks so much for the mention and for the support! I appreciate it very much.IWSG is SOOOO much easier. 1 tiny post a month.Congrats! Don't be a stranger.Heather


  9. Annalisa, that's a lot more followers! I'm not sure how many I gained but I think it was 15 or so. But I didn't get around to near as many blogs as I wanted. Damn career!


  10. Annalisa, that's a lot more followers! I'm not sure how many I gained but I think it was 15 or so. But I didn't get around to near as many blogs as I wanted. Damn career!


  11. Nicki, thanks for bringing me over to the dark side. πŸ˜‰ The book signing button is my first attempt to make one of those on photobucket so I thank you kindly, ma'am!


  12. It's good that you took Nicki up on this Challenge. It's a great way to stretch oneself. The advance prep does help a lot, but you still sound like you did okay.Congratulations on making it through the A to Z Challenge. Join us on May 7th with your Challenge Reflections post.Lee A Faraway ViewAn A to Z Co-host blog


  13. Is this Arlee Bird, the creator of the A to Z Challenge? I'm so honored you stopped by my blog.I have a blog tour going on for the 7th so I might just link to my Z post, which was sort of a wrap-up.Thank you for this great challenge!


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