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Sunday, 17 March 2013

April Antics

Well, I did it, despite telling myself I wouldn't. I signed up for this years April A-Z challenge. *points at badge on the right* This will be my third year, though I failed last year, and didn't quite make it all the way through the alphabet. Still kicking myself that I never managed X. Y and Z, but there we are.

This year, I'm not going to do limericks. Well, there might be one or two, but I don't want to restrict myself. With my debut novel scheduled for release on April 29th, I really think I should take this opportunity to use the challenge as a sort of promotional lead-up to the big day. Still not sure how that's going to work, but I'll just do what I normally do and make it up as I go along... *shifty*

In other news, I've been participating in 'March Madness' - a sort of WriMo event hosted by my writer's group, except rather than the conventional 'write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days' challenge, it's more of a 'finish a project that's been bugging you' sort of thing. We like to bend the rules, you see. Me being me, I bent the rules further by choosing NOT to finish a current writing project, but instead work on a brand new novella.

This novella was in response to a specific submissions call by an e-book publisher, and despite the deadline being March 15th, I shocked and stunned myself (and probably my fellow writers) by writing, editing AND submitting my 20k effort in under a fortnight.

Clearly, somebody took over this Procrastinating Princess during the process.

Now I am putting most of my efforts into promoting If The Shoe Fits, but hopefully I can channel the Writing Fairy that took over me in the first half of March, and produce a decent word count on my next furry fairy tale before the end of the month.

Then it's April A-Z madness! Along with finding out whether my novella has been accepted or rejected on or around April 15th, followed by release day for my talking pussy-cat on the 29th.

Crikey, April will DEFINITELY be a crazy month...

Also, keep your eyes peeled on The Furry Tale Chronicles blog... there's going to be an update - with cover art reveal! -  post sometime this week!!

Image borrowed from here...

UPDATE!!! And Laura - blogger at Daily Dodo and Chick Lit Love - has just posted my first official promotional blog visit. Yaaaaay! Thanks, Laura! Check it out here: Dithering Debutante.

UPDATE #2!! I'm nuts, but I've also decided to blog through the April A-Z over at The Furry Tale Chronicles, where I will make up for not posting rude rhymes on here by limericking over there...


  1. I'm considering signing up on both of my blogs and doing a double A-Z... whoot whoot
    Thanks for appearing at my place(s) it was a real pleasure to have you...
    Laura x

    1. I'd considered that too... If I have time to squeeze it in, I may do something unofficially on the book blog. And I had a ball writing a post for your lovely blogs, so the pleasure is definitely all mine. :D

  2. Glad you're on board for the Challenge!

  3. Hello. Nice to meet a fellow procrastinator. Hopefully this challenge will quash our procrastination tendencies for a while!


    1. Hi, Rebeccah! I've just posted on your A-Z post... and yes, hopefully this challenge will kick my procrastinating butt!

  4. Very exciting time for your Tara. Can't wait for the book to come out. Will be watching to see what April brings here too.

    1. Thanks, Weesa!! I have a good idea what to do on both blogs for the A-Z, and have already written a bunch of stuff for them. April is going to be MAD!!

  5. I think you have a great plan, Tara! I wish you HUGE good luck with your book launchy stuff! And I am happy to give you a couple plugs next month.

  6. Thanks, Tami! *glomps* Who knew I could actually plan, eh? And thank you SO MUCH for offering to do a plug for me, you're such an AWESOME Watery Tart. *nods*

  7. Ha ha! Even procrastinators get there! I reckon we do get stuff done, always to our complete amazement!
    I did a bit of a jump around the A-Z bloggers randomly hit on yours hence my dropping in.
    Well, I better get on with it - 1st April looms - would be good if I could pre-do a few - have done 'A' - and started 'B' and have ideas for the others.
    Great news about your book and good luck!

  8. Thanks for stopping by, Susan! I'm trying to get as many posts ready beforehand, too. Why, as the self-proclaimed Princess of Procrastination, I decided to A-Z on BOTH my blogs is still an unsolved mystery.

    Good luck!!!