I can’t believe the month is finally over! Normally I look forward to the end of April because then we can (maybe) finally get past all the friggin’ rain we get during the month. So far I don’t think I’m going to get that lucky though, as it’s supposed to rain tomorrow too. The rest of the week doesn’t look that great, either. Figures.
But this year I was actually looking forward to each day of the month, because for one, I got to post my next entry in the challenge, and for another, I got to read all the other daily entries. Some of them were informative, some thought-provoking, and some were downright hilarious. Some even managed to be all three. 😛
I loved reading all the comments I’ve gotten on my entries. A couple people I don’t think quite got the point of them (they were my commentaries on a satirical book written for children with the intent of teaching them the alphabet, while poking fun at all the parents who seemed to be convinced their children were going to meet dire ends, and this was decades before the term “helicopter parent” was even thought of). Most seemed to enjoy reading my commentaries, and some even came up with their own suggestions on how and why said child met such a nasty end, along with ideas for continuing some of them into actual stories. I may have to look into that, actually… I might have to change the names or something though, because I don’t want to get in trouble with Gorey’s estate.
Now that the month is over, my next problem becomes: what to write for the rest of the year. I’ve never actually had followers on my blog before, and I’ve discovered that I actually like having people stop by and reading what I post, so I want to be able to continue having something interesting enough to keep people coming back. Even if it’s only once or twice a week, I need to come up with some kind of ideas. I’ve thought about using some of the writing prompts I’ve found on Pinterest, picking one for each day and seeing how far I can go with it, even if it’s only a paragraph or two. That sounds like a great idea to me, actually, now I just need to get off my butt and do it. 😛
Anyway, now that this year’s challenge is over, I’m looking forward to next year’s! Good thing I have a year to come up with my next theme. This year’s was almost a no-brainer for me. Every once in a while I’ll have that book running through my head anyway, and the best way to get it out of there is to write about it (if it were a song, I could just go through the whole thing a couple times to try to get rid of it, but that doesn’t seem to work as well with books for some reason…), so now that I have, I can just go back and re-read my entries when it happens again.
I had a blast this year, both writing my own entries and reading all the others. Hopefully you’ll stick around for the next year and see what crazy stuff I come up with next, but either way I’ll see you at next year’s challenge! 😀