Wednesday, April 5, 2017

IWSG April




It's April! It should be more spring-like around here, but it's been rainy and kind of cold instead. It's time to get back to whatever it was I was writing before I went to Japan for ten days, which means back to that Regency romance thing I was writing.

That is, I'll get back on that once I'm more fully back on Eastern Standard time. I'm almost there, but a two-day migraine didn't help things, and I'm getting up at weird times because I'm hungry at odd times of the day.

This month's IWSG question is:

Have you taken advantage of the annual A to Z Challenge in terms of marketing, networking, publicity for your book? What were the results?

In short, no. I've never done the A to Z Challenge and I don't see myself doing it--I've thought of possible themes and I could probably do it if I applied myself to the idea of the A to Z, but after so many days straight of blogging, I would actually get tired of my own blogging voice.

Plus, since I barely have time to visit the many blogs I follow now, I don't think I could read and visit all the blogs during the challenge. After all, I'm not blogging as a business venture and I don't only blog about topics related to whatever I'm writing.

13 comments:

  1. Post is early! ^_^

    I think the A to Z challenge would wear me out. I've seen busier people pull it off, which just blows my mind, but my head would fall off, I know it.

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    1. Accidentally. I meant to save it as a draft. Oh well.

      My head would fall off, too. It's not really my blogging speed.

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  2. I do another blog hop and saw post about the A to Z thing. I tried to read up on it, and it does seem like a daunting undertaking. Too much already on my plate this year but might consider it next year.

    Hope you get readjusted to the time zone here and bummer on the headaches. :( Those are never any fun.

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    1. I kind of enjoy the organic-but-in-chaos way my blog has developed. It sounds cool, but burn-out worthy for me.

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  3. You know, I almost wonder if the day and age when we had to travel slowly across the globe wasn't a tender mercy--so people could slowly adapt to the time change. I wishing you back into your routine quickly!

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    1. I'm finally back on New York time, thank goodness, though I'm still going to bed earlier than usual, which isn't a bad thing :-)
      Jetlag is a modern thing, for sure, and nobody knows how to cure it except time and patience.

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  4. Spending time in Japan sounds neat. I would have problem with the time difference though, for sure.

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    1. Going there was fine. Coming back, it took almost a week to get back on Eastern time.

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  5. A to Z blog was fun for a time, but I just don't blog the way I used to. It's cold and rainy in Chicago area... such a bummer but typical spring weather.

    Here's my IWSG for April Stephanie Scott YA Author

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    1. April showers bring May flowers...?

      Or allergies. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Feel better soon. I want to hear/read all about your visit to Japan. hehehe

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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  7. The blog visits are what killed me when I did A-Z. It was fun, but I never had enough time. Glad to hear you're slowly adjusting from the trip. Guess you're having fridge raids at night :)

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