And so ends my 6th year of the A to Z Challenge.
This year I decided to write short stories, mostly witty ones of around 150 words which incorporated words which have fallen out of regular use. I had enormous fun doing it and they seemed to have gone down quite well.
Whilst I’m not one for statistics, I couldn’t help but notice that in my first year over 2000 bloggers signed up to the challenge, but this year just 418 took part. I visited and commented on an average of 34 blogs each day and received an average of just 15 visits in return, two-thirds of the number I had in year one.
My biggest disappointment was the decline in quick-read flash fiction. Whilst we are told that the largest number of contributors were in the Author/Writing category, most were trying to teach me how to write!
So that’s the negative bit out of the way!
On a positive note, I found myself becoming interested in subjects I’d never considered before. I was absorbed by a few continuing stories and amused by some folk’s personal experiences.
So the question is, will I return next year? Right now the answer is probably not. But I’ve said that at the end of every reflections post I’ve written. So I guess the answer should be … we’ll see!