Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Only ( #AtoZChallenge )

     Only less than a couple weeks to go!   You can coast to the end if you've gotten this far.  It's all downhill from here...



        My kids used to pull that bit of persuasion on me when they were young.  "But Dad, it's only twenty dollars!"   To which I'd reply in mock horror, "Only!"

          "Only!" is how some of you might respond were I to remind you that there are only less than two weeks left in this Challenge.  We all have confidence that you can finish this thing if you've managed to make it this far in A to Z.  You've been doing great!  You will win this Challenge.

           After the letter "Z" you only have one more post to do:  The Reflections Post.   I won't get into that yet, but the A to Z veterans will likely remember the recap posts we all do in early May.  We'll have a post soon telling you about The A to Z Reflections post and when it's all happening.

         But don't fret on that for the time being.  Now you've only got to finish this Challenge.  You can do it!

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       Do you tend to wear down or put in the extra energy as you reach the end of a project?  Have you been managing to post on time every day so far?   Are you a long range seer or a for the moment doer?  


Harvest Moon by Hand said...

Thank you for hosting the A to Z Challenge. I've managed to keep up, though some days are more challenging depending on what's included in the post.

I'm focusing on hobbies that my daughters have done through homeschooling. It's been interesting to go back through photos from when we started homeschooling until now. Such good memories. If it weren't for the A to Z Challenge, I probably would not have done this compilation. Now, I plan to create a book for each of them with the entries I've written each day.


Lady In Read said...

I have had to play catch up due to unexpected travel plans for family reasons but posted for each day so far... and here is my O post Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Anonymous said...

Happy Tuesday! :)

nashvillecats2 said...

Pleased the challenge is going well. Missing it I must say Lee.


Cathy Kennedy said...


Depending on the project I can be either too pooped to putter or jacked to get the job done. I'm managing my posts well because I got them all done before the challenge began. The only thing I'm doing is double checking things before each goes live. I believe I'm a little bit of both long ranger seer as well as for the moment doer. Again, it just depends on what I'm facing. Thanks for hosting the month long fun, my friend. Everyone, I repeat everyone is invited to check out my daily A2Z iPad Art Sketch of a big-eyed OWL.

See ya around,
Curious as a Cathy

Arlee Bird said...

Yvonne, you've been an important participant this year with your comments and support. Thank you for that!

Arlee Bird
Tossing It Out / Battle of the Bands

Charan Deep Singh said...

'once upon a time' is an intriguing start to any story. I write three such short stories today. Hope you enjoy them. They are fictional but drawn from real life experiences. Once Upon A Time

Unknown said...

This is my first time doing the challenge. I only found out about it a few days before it started. I needed to build up my blog content, so this seemed like a good idea. I did well until this past Saturday... the other posts were ready to go early in the morning. I still managed to post on Saturday, but it was late in the day, and I stayed up way past my bedtime last night to do today's post. But still successful... ONLY a few more... I'll make it! Thanks for your efforts with this - I've enjoyed getting to know some new bloggers!
Passing Down the Love #AtoZ

Jayashree Srivatsan said...

Jui said...

Thank you for the constant support. I am loving being part of ONLY wonderful blogging challenge and community. :)
Jui Positive Cookies

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lee - it's going well ... cheers Hilary

Gonz said...

The Slimy Sludgery Gooish Gelatinous Cube is an example of Ooze. Here is my entry for O: "O is for Ooze", in which I tell you about this ambivalent D&D monster.

Arlee Bird said...

Kimberly, glad you tried A to Z and it sounds like you're doing just fine--at least as good as I am. I'm down to writing posts the day before, but hopefully I can get several done in the next couple of days so I can relax some.

Hang it there! You'll feel good about finishing at the end of the month.

Arlee Bird
Tossing It Out / Battle of the Bands

Roland Clarke said...

Life would be so different if ONLY someone hadn't created an A to Z Challenge - if ONLY I hadn't decided to go with an easy theme - if ONLY I hadn't failed to realise March was ending and I'd written nothing.

ONLY two weeks to a change in strategy and life.

Thanks, Lee, for making April have a purpose and meaning to this health-challenged scribbler.

Arlee Bird said...

Roland, sounds like you've got the hang of this "only" thing.

Thanks for taking the A to Z Challenge with us and giving us your support all along the way.

Arlee Bird
Tossing It Out / Battle of the Bands

kaykuala said...

O for Obvious Choice:


Haneen Ibrahim said...

Two weeks only...i think i can survive that.

Blog: I Will Never Give you Up

Anita Sabat said...

Apt post for only!
We have ONLY one post to write per alphabet! That's motivation enough :)
All the best to everyone to complete the challenge.
Here's my O Post-
Odissi Dance #AToZChallenge

Amrit Sinha said...

My post for O-Ooty