Sunday, 1 May 2016

I Survived... Just

© copyright 2016 Mark Kelly.

As the title says, I only just survived the A-Z Challenge. Why? Well, we recently switched internet providers to Plusnet, and the night of letter 'X' the router began flashing amber - no broadband!

By the time it had reconnected itself I had to retire to bed as it was just after midnight and I had to be up at 0530hrs for work. The story was written, but not uploaded.

The following day the broadband still hadn't corrected itself, so 'Y' was written, but not uploaded. Everything came together on the night of 'Z'. Thank God.

For those who did follow and read, I thank you. I just hope it wasn't too mundane, but I did enjoy writing it. In fact, I'm thinking of carrying it on further but off blog. I have the urge to expand each section and try turning each into a proper chapter, fleshing out the characters, backgrounds, plot and sharpen up the writing generally.

Congratulations to all who managed to complete this year's A-Z, and if for some reason it didn't work for you, there is always next year :)

As usual, below is the A-Z collage of all the letters I created and used. Once again, thank you for reading.




11 comments:

  1. OMG Mark I love your challenge badges - can I borrow for my A-Z wrap-up post?

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  2. Thank you so much for your kind words - by all means use them/it - just be kind enough to credit me in the usual way. And well done on completing the 2016 A-Z Challenge :)

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  3. Thanks! Done and done. http://www.lissajohnston.com/2016/05/2016-to-z-blog-challenge-7-lessons.html

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    1. Thank you so very much - I'm honoured you liked them so much you wanted to include them. Thank you again, and for the 'follow' :)

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  4. Would love to follow you, but wary about Google+ - any advice in that department? Just seems it wants access to so much that I'd rather keep private?

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  5. Hiya, have arrived via Lissa's Reflections Post and love your alphabet!

    I tried to dip in to your A to Z but there's just the Comment Moderation Activated blog post, so sorry about the spammers, they're a pain in the backside, I hope you get it sorted!

    Mars xx
    @TrollbeadBlog from
    Curling Stones for Lego People

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    1. Thank you, Mars. Got it sorted in my own way, but it will be a problem for anyone with a blog until the day blogs are no more. Sad fact, but true.

      Appreciate the stop-by, loved looking at your glorious work on your site - you've got yourself a follower :)

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  6. Came to see the blog of the artist who did the alphabet badges :) Congrats on finishing in the face of flashing red broadband and 5AM wake-ups.

    Finding Eliza

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    1. Kristin,

      Thank you so much for dropping by the hearth - always nice to see a new face. What would the A-Z Challenge be without challenges outside of it? It's part-and-parcel of the process which makes it all the more rewarding when it is done.

      Glad you liked the alphabet :)

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  7. I'm so sad you had to take your posts down! I didn't make it here during the challenge and was hoping to check them out. I LOVE your badges. The letter collage is so cool. If you do decide to publish your story, be sure to let us know where we can find it!

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    1. Hi Beth,

      Yes, my apologies for taking it down, but as a way of making up for it I've started writing short-short stories, which you will find several posts above this one. Thank you on your kind words regarding my Alphabet - I'll be doing another one for next year's A-Z, and I'm thinking graphite all the way :)

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