I know I've been quiet for a whole week. I just couldn't bring myself to post until now. I needed to reflect... And not just on the A-Z.
This year's Challenge was an eye opener for me. I learned something about myself and my fellow writers/bloggers ....
We truly are a special group. As I wrote my intros, I realized the degree of talent in our blogosphere is ASTOUNDING. So many intriguing subjects and stories. SO many of you cursing me for introducing you to yet another book you HAD TO HAVE and added to your TBR list. Hey, my TBR is endless too! So you guys aren't the only ones. LOL. But seriously, your support and inspiring comments for these authors honestly thrilled me, especially knowing that in some small way I had helped get the word out.
I had also discovered that I really enjoyed writing in so many different voices and genres. It goes to show you what I have always believed, a writer can write ANYTHING as long as they are having fun and they are passionate about it.
Last year I had connected with several bloggers who have become "family" to me. This year, the magic continued to a few others. What's so nice about this challenge is you don't have to drive yourself crazy visiting over a thousand people, who in all honesty, you will never REALLY get to know. So concentrating on a special few and continuing to bond with your "family" is the way to go, at least it works for me.
I enjoyed this year's challenge, even though I had to overcome obstacles. I had to do MORE PLANNING as opposed to "winging it" like I normally do. I am proud of myself because I wrote well. Not just anything. I was inspired by my fellow writers and their incredible talents.
I know many writers are overwhelmed by published and famous authors... not me. I am striving to become one of them. WE must all learn from one another and continue to grow and learn. Stagnation will destroy your creativity. Never let this happen. Never fear to learn.
With only a few more days of the Florida sunshine left, I plan to soak up as much as I can before heading back to Chicago. Two days driving will certainly give me time to think for my next step in my journey.
Knowing that all of you are behind me, enables me to move on with less fear and anxiety of what is to become of my journey. Only time will tell. In the meantime, I will keep my eyes open and my fingers tapping on my keyboard and hope to create words that will inspire all of you.
Have a Wonderful rest of week, and I hope to have some pics to show you on Friday's post. I plan to get to the new Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom on Saturday. I have already been there, but I was rained out twice and I want to take pics with glorious blue sky and sunshine. Those I hope to post on Monday. If I get a chance. I will be on the road all day.
Until then.... Pleasant BLOGGING!