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Themes Reveal


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Yes, I know, I’m a week late. My excuse is that it’s taken me this long to a) decide on my theme, and b) decide whether or not to incorporate the same theme on both of my blogs. Being the glutton for punishment I am, I’ve made up my mind to flog myself participate in the challenge, using two completely different themes.

Here, on Life in Progress, my theme will be living with a Deaf child as a hearing parent. It’s a subject I’ve considered writing about in length for quite some time, with the goal of writing a book about it. I’m hoping this challenge will get me well on the road to where I want to go. Some entries may be heartbreaking, each will probably contain humour, but my ultimate plan is to make them entertaining and something anyone can relate to.

On my fiction blog, Inspiration in Progress, my theme will lean toward creative writing, and in particular, character types. It took me less than three minutes to come up with a title for each letter of the alphabet, so I took that as a good sign. Each post will include a scene or a story containing a character described by the title of the post. I’ll also include an explanation of how I came up with the inspiration for that character. I have listed my fiction blog as Adult Content (AC) on the sign-up list for the A-Z Challenge, but it is not my intention to write AC fiction. The thing is, I never know how the muse will strike me, nor what the outcome of my writing will be until it’s written. Thus, the AC categorization just in case.

There’s my big TA DA! for today. If the whole enterprise turns out to be too difficult, I’ll consider buying a flail for next year.

Author: LindaGHill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

23 thoughts on “Themes Reveal

  1. “Looking forward to both your challenges — though I’ll probably skip every 5th or 8th letter of the alphabet post,” she said. “The good news is I seem to have access to reading and commenting — posting, I don’t know yet. Bad news: I finally figured out a theme (all the others were, well just . . .) this afternoon that might work,” she laughed manically. “Oh, and I could never figure out how to give my challenge a rating — oh dear . . .” Her laughter could be heard echoing through the vast chamber as . . .


    • Did you lose your internet access then? :/
      I was hoping to write a few posts ahead of time, but that didn’t happen. Not sure anymore whether or not I can keep up… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Ah well, we’ll see. I’ll try to pop over today to see what you’re up to. ๐Ÿ™‚


      • First WordPress and I were no longer on speaking terms — couldn’t get access to anything wordpressish. Then, the internet connection went down.
        Managed to get WP and the internet back. Internet = Fios/Verizon issue and not a typical modem issue, of course.
        The WP — it’s the love/hate rectangle between McAfee Total Protection, Windows 10, Internet Edge (boo hiss — evil like Windows vista), and Internet Explorer. No guarantee that one won’t get all sh***ty with another again.
        I was going to drop A to Z (ideas stank) but might try something stupid for a few days. Ambivalent about blogging — for me, it can be beneficial or destructive.
        Would it be “cheating” to alternate between writing about your son, and writing your character studies? Takes pressure off?


        • You know, that’s really not a bad idea, if I get to the point where I can’t manage both of the blogs. I just have to make sure I don’t miss more than four days in a row, or I’ll get booted off the list.
          Sounds like you were dealing with a real nightmare! Glad you’re back!


  2. Good luck! This is my first challenge. See you soon!


  3. Being a pediatrician I can relate to it and I know only a strong woman can do that. Best wishes…
    Good luck for the challenge:-)


  4. You have a very sensitive theme on this blog and something that I would love to read. I think you are fabulous and that you are jumping in with two blogs and two different themes. I am scared for my 1 ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck and you will see me hanging around.


  5. Doing one theme on one blog is all I can do. I will be looking in on you on both of your blogs.


  6. Good luck! I think keeping up with one theme will be enough of a challenge for me.


  7. Good luck with all that.
    I’ll be honest; most of it means nothing to me, I haven’t got round to investigating the A-Z thing and I don’t really do themes, so you’ll be getting the same old random crap from me I’m afraid.


  8. Looking forward to it already.


  9. You’re not the only one who forgot to post last week. My theme this year is photography, and I just have to introduce it and get started. i’m looking forward to reading your posts.


  10. Follow you anways, but just to be sure I don’t miss anything I put you in my Feedly too! Good luck and pray for our survival in April!
    Best Wishes,

    My A2Z @ Annette’s Place | Follow Me On Twitter


  11. Good luck Linda. I’m looking forward to it.


  12. I’m looking forward to reading your posts this year, Linda! ๐Ÿ™‚


  13. I love a woman with a mission!


  14. Wow,you are one strong woman…but you already know that! Good luck on the challenge. I am yet to get all the letters scheduled but I am loving this challenge already.I am looking forward to reading the pieces.

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