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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...

12 comments:

  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

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    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

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

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    1. Thanks, Alex! Looking forward to it!

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

    http://rebeccahgiltrow.blogspot.co.uk/p/a-to-z.html

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

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  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.

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    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!!

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  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.

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  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*

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  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!

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  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!!!

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