The A to Z Challenge is almost upon us, which–quite frankly–terrifies me, because I haven’t begun writing my posts yet. I don’t even have a schedule!
(For those of you not familiar with the Challenge: during the month of April, participating bloggers write 26 posts, usually centered around a theme. We take Sundays off. The first post of the month begins with “A is for…” and ends with “Z is for…” The letter X is always a good time!)
What I can tell you is my theme, which is Things that Go BUMP in the Night. Once again, it’ll be Halloween in April on my blog, with 26 posts about unsolved mysteries, the supernatural, creepy places in the world, and scary true stories. I will even try my best to craft an Insecure Writers’ Support Group post that fits this theme, which is always a challenge.
I’ll definitely have a lot to be insecure about, considering I won’t be in town for part of April, which means I’m somehow going to have to write at least part of the month’s posts in advance. I planned to start in January. Yeah, that worked out well.
I was thrilled by how many people loved this topic last year, so it’s worth revisiting. To see some of 2015’s most popular A to Z posts, here’s the unsolved mystery of Dyatlov Pass, the creepy phenomenon of the Black-Eyed Kids, and the true story of the Phantom of the Opera.
Are you taking part in the A to Z Challenge? Why do you participate? What’s your theme this year? What made you choose it?