by Pat Stoltey
I’m a pushover for challenges, at least the good kind. Right after my decision to cut back on blogging to give me more time for writing, I signed up for the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge 2012. Sorry if you didn’t get in on the action. The deadline for sign-ups was yesterday.
The A to Z Challenge is all about making new blogger friends. And that’s all about widening our circle of contacts to include folks who aren’t necessarily like us. By that, I mean the challenge is an opportunity to link up with bloggers who may live in other parts of the world, bloggers who don’t write the same things we write or who don’t write at all, and bloggers who focus on causes, whether they be health and welfare, religion, or politics. One of the things I enjoy most about this challenge is the people I’ve met who stayed in touch throughout the year—reaching out, supporting, sympathizing, and sometimes even conducting an interview or hosting a guest blog post.
I have another challenge for this week. I’ve dilly-dallied on writing the synopsis for my suspense manuscript, but I need to get that job done before I start the submission process. This task cannot be put off one more day. That's another reason my blog post this week is short and simple. I'm working so hard my computer is smoking.
Challenges for writers can be great or small, fun or traumatic. Most of us have experienced the good and the bad. What is the biggest writing challenge you face this week? How are you going to meet that challenge?