It’s day 1 of the A to Z April Challenge and I begin today with an Apology for not being able to be a part of this wonderful movement this year.
I have spent the last few days surrounded by books and more books struggling to put down here all what I feel about some of my favourite characters – that was my theme – Compelling Characters. However I found that in order to recreate what I feel for them I have to re-read, sometimes the entire book. Not that the task hasn’t been pleasurable, but it is immensely time-consuming. I found myself not wanting to put down the books once I started re-reading them. That should be a good thing, right? However the April deadline left me in a flurry hurrying to get them all down. I would have had to rush through and write without fully reliving the character. Not all of them are Darcy or Potter whom I can write about in a dream. That wouldn’t have been fair either to them or you dear reader.
And then of course there’s life – life that goes on, that demands I do other things rather than just reading and writing. With all of that I decided to withdraw from the Challenge.
However the characters have come alive and refuse to let me be. They need to be written about and I shall do just that. Next week onwards I’ll feature one character a week right here. So do drop by.
Bye for now and good luck if you’re a Challenge participant. I’ll be around to read your wonderful posts.