Without a plan, outline, and most days, a clue, I’ve completed my first AtoZ Challenge! *Trumpet fanfare*
Taking it one letter at a time, and many deep breaths, I shared some of the feelings I’ve experienced since losing my husband and my mom in 2019.
Participating in the challenge gave me a measure of clarity and freed me of more anxiety than I thought possible.
But it also did something else.
It had me in front of my laptop writing! *The crowd gasps*
With more than a few sequels and wips in progress, I’ve accomplished nothing in the last two years.
But grief didn’t suddenly strip me of the desire to write.
Den and Mom were my two biggest cheerleaders, and the last thing they would want is for me to stop writing.
However, slowly over time, the ability to write left me like a slow leak until I was empty.
I tried, with no success.
So I was little more than a house plant that read books.
For very personal reasons, I was motivated to join and complete the AtoZ Challenge, which as of today, gives me SIXTY-TWO consecutive days of writing! *And the crowd goes wild!*
Not a biggie for some, but HUUUUGE for me at this point!
What will I write about tomorrow?
I have NO idea!
But there will be writing!