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Friday, October 5, 2012

It's October and I am in a A to Z Challenge PANIC!!

Hail to the King, Baby!
Yes, we behind the scenes of have been [A to Z Team] working on our plans for the "A to Z Challenge 2013" and it makes me wonder what the heck I am going to do for 26 Letters... in 26 Days. There are many things going on in my life as I am sure you all have something happening... I want you all you start you game plan, is there going to be a theme... or are you going to wing it?

-So how do you prepare for something that is so far away and yet.. so close?
-What will inspire you, how do you know?
-Who is thinking about it, right now?
-Are you thinking about right now, cause I brought it up?

Good I am glad I am not the only one, see it is a little early to start the panic.. but at least you are thinking about it...



In the meantime can I recommend a few things:
Retro-Zombie's: 500 Followers "Giveaway"
                            Spray Blood "Giveaway" [Ends Today]
Dave Wrote This "The Nineties Blogfest" [Oct 15th]
Ciara and Alex's "Did I Notice Your Book Blogfest" [Oct 17th]
 

Yeah, I know it feels like a set up, doesn't it... it really is not. I am truly in panic to think of what I am going to post this coming April. Do you have something that will help keep your mind occupied until then or are some really cool people thinking they are ready? See I didn't even mention my "NEATORAMA'S T-SHIRT" store, wait I just did... sorry I could not help myself.

I even put a photo of my cat "Gizmo" she is real relaxed...
alas she doesn't have to think about the challenge!
Jeremy Hawkins
[Retro-Zombie]

19 comments:

  1. Don't be in a panic yet! If it's March 1 and you still have no idea what to write, then you can start worrying. But I wouldn't start panicking until March 31 if you still had no clue!

    I start thinking about A to Z around January. That's usually when I begin brainstorming my posts. I haven't done a theme yet, but I think I may try one this year!

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  2. Hey I already have a list of topics for next April's challenge. I think I have 6 out of 26. PRESSURE! lol

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  3. Not in a panic - I already know what I am doing in 2013!

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  4. I already know what I'm going to do for 2013. Started making a list of what each post will be and everything.

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  5. Already picked my theme, and wrote down 26 post ideas. Now I need to assign them letters...but I think I can make any of them any letter, with a little creativity.
    I'm joining those two blog fests, and saving money for a Zombie t-shirt...
    Tina @ Life is Good
    http://kmdlifeisgood.blogspot.com/

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  6. Ugh! I have one idea, then a better one comes up... I at least bright enough to write the ideas down.

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  7. I've already changed my mind about topics a few times. I guess when I come up with something definitive I'll start writing some posts. For now I'm not thinking about it too much.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  8. Oh my gosh! I can't wait. Thanks for the blogfest information too...so glad to be back into the blogging thing. :)

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  9. I think I have an idea, but will I stick with it? Who knows.

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  10. Not in a panic but definitely thinking about it - I prefer random so I get to jump all over the place - I have started entering topics on my April 2013 iphone calendar -- I have the letters in for each day and toss ideas as they come to me. Can't wait! besides, that means we will be closer to summer and done with winter.

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  11. those of you who already know what you're posting for 2013 scare me. i reckon i'll be like everyone else and figure it out February 29th.

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  12. I can't wait until A to Z 2013. And honestly, I don't pre-plan my blog posts. I'm way too busy for that. I usually write a post the day before and then post it at midnight to be sure to catch the early bird readers of the next day. I survived A to Z 2012, and I'll survive A to Z 2013. Keep it simple. Don't complicate your life. :-)

    Jolie du Pre
    Precious Monsters

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  13. Thanks for the reminder... I promised myself this year I would be set on a plan by Christmas...Ahhh!!! Now I'm not ready for Christmas.

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  14. Well, I wasn't in a panic until I read this post! :P

    I sortta know what I want to do for A - Z but I need to start working on it soon and I'll need some special equipment....hummmm not sure it's gonna work come to think to it.... commence panic attack in 5...4...3...2...

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  15. I support the cause man. Keep up the good work. You should check out my band Terminally Ill on the blog I have about them.

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  16. Last year, I jumped right into it without any plan. Did fine until about the last third, and then I got really burned out and had to stop. This year -- in October -- I decided to start prepping for the posts early. I'm doing one post a week in addition to what I'm already doing and setting them up as scheduled posts. I also am in a better place to do a theme than I was last year -- it's action-adventure.

    Linda Adams
    Soldier, Storyteller
    http://garridon.wordpress.com/

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  17. You'd think I'd know better. I pantsed through two years of A to Z, and co-hosted it with you last year.

    I'm pretty certain I'll find myself scrambling for a theme come March, and have only 1 post written by April 1.

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  18. Hi Jeremy .. I worked out what I was going to do back in April ... so I know where to dive to .. to set about the A - Z posts .. I'll probably do some after Christmas ..

    Looks like Gizmo may need to think about the A - Z .. if you get right stuck in that mud .. she looks one smart cat and could cope admirably!

    Cheers Hilary

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  19. Surely it's months and months away isn't it? Do I need to start thinking? So far, I haven't got a clue, not even the tiniest hint of an idea. I wonder if I could just wing it next year ;-)
    Sue

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