ABC- 123- 12 x 12x 12..... Where does the time go?

The A to Z challenge is here and I am already behind. The 12 x12 x 12 challenge is into the 4th month and I have 3 stories done in a first draft, and a working on the 4th story but not ready for submission yet. Counting 1-2-3 trying to stay afloat with all that I am asking myself to do this year to meet my writing goals.

A- Attitude- Gotta keep the attitude positive even when I am behind, even when I have rejections piling up, and even through the revision cycle that can be daunting.

B- Business- Gotta keep the business side of writing real. Keeping organized and treating my writing as a business will make the end of the year tax time easier and will help me to assess how my writing business is growing.

C- Characters- Gotta keep the characters in my head straight and get them down on paper. I live with so many in my head all the time as I try to figure out what they look like, how they sound, and why they act the way they do. Keeping them straight can get so confusing when I have several story ideas working out in my mind at the same time.

And............Drum roll please.............

D- Drama- Gotta keep the drama on the page and out of everyday life. I can listen to others who have drama in their lives and I can use those ideas for my characters, but I don't want to get drawn into drama any where else...not social media, television, work, or anywhere else that might rob me of my writing time. So those of you who dwell on other peoples real life drama.... put it on the page instead.

Okay, gang. I think that about catches me up on the A-to Z challenge. Look for E and F on Thursday and Friday.... you may get a giggle or an idea for your own writing challenges.  See you then.


  1. Hey, life happens. It's okay if you fell behind. :) I completely agree with your "C" -- I have so many characters talking in my head, too. Just need to write them down.

    New follower here, nice to meet you!

  2. Yay, you're caught up on A to Z! Good luck on 12X12. I didn't sign up, but am watching those of you who did. :)

    Have you considered taking off your word verification? Especially in a challenge like this where people are visiting so many blogs, the extra time it takes is frustrating. Just a suggestion.

  3. Hey T,
    Welcome to the challenge and good job catching up!
    I struggle keeping not only my own characters strait, but my brother's (who is an aspiring writer) characters as well.

    Good luck with your Challenges!!!


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