A-Z Challenge

A-Z challenge theme
A-Z challenge theme


I wasn’t going to do this. I absolutely wasn’t going to do this again. I succeeded for the first time last year and intended to rest on my laurels.

I have too many commitments, no time, want a stress-free life–you know the litany, I’m sure.  Besides, I’ve disabled my comments to help avoid all the spam and hacking attacks…

But I have been teaching a lot and writing far too little lately. And last year was such fun, meeting new writers, making new friends.

So here we go again but this year I’m mainly focusing on writing rather than marketing.

twelve drummers drumming
Thanks to James Barker. FreeDigitalPhotos.net



Drum roll and

Theme Reveal

Write That Cozy Mystery

This is the title of my new column for The Working Writer’s Club . But a once monthly to-do list is not going to get much writing done and I’m over a year late on my deadline.

So my Challenge posts will focus on a daily writing plan with tips and targets. Bookmark for later or write along with me.

Cozy mysteries are taking up a large share of the market right now, perhaps because the world seems such a chaotic place and we love to see order and justice triumph in our small town settings.

No planning done as yet. Will A be for Author, or Agatha or Amazing Openings? Who knows.

Please come back on April 1 and find out.

Better still, join me on the A-Z Challenge 2016.


17 thoughts on “A-Z Challenge”

  1. Hi Anne,

    Totally enjoy cozy mysteries and still working my way through all of Agatha’s stories. A lifetime challenge. Totally understand the no time thing but rather be writing than aimlessly browsing the web when have so many other things to do. Look forward to your posts and learning more about cozy mysteries.

    A to Z visitor
    Robin from http://www.mytwoblessings.com

    1. Hi Robin,

      Love your blog and congrats on the ninth anniversary. I need to sort out my Google account to be able to respond and comment on your site . Shall be back to learn more about the discoveries. Fun! So pleased to meet you.

    2. Hi Robin,

      So busy reading through your blog, I almost let the fire go out and this on one of the coldest nights of the year. Thanks so much for visiting. Shall certainly be back to read my two blessings again soon. 😉

  2. Every year, I tell myself, it’s too hectic. I’m worn out by the end of April.
    But here I am again, signed up and raring to go. 🙂
    This will be my 6th challenge.
    I’m addicted.
    See you around on the A to Z circuit!

    1. Look forward to seeing you here again, Bev. I’ve been dipping in to your new blog after having an initial panic it might have something to do with ladies in cute cotton tails and fishnet tights. Whew! Delighted to meet you and shall be back during the Challenge.

  3. I told myself the same thing – that I wouldn’t do it again this year. It gets so time consuming. But, it’s also a fun way to meet other bloggers. I love the idea you have for your theme this year. I’ll be back to read more. Enjoy. 🙂

    1. Thanks Patricia and I’m really looking forward to following yours. Just wondering if we’ll all decide we have each of the phobias you’re describing in your diary posts. 🙂

  4. This is my first time doing the A to Z Challenge. Yours is one of the 5 blogs I’ll be following throughout. 🙂

    I don’t write novels, but my writing challenges are similar. At the moment I’m doing my own sort of “staycation” writer’s retreat, focusing on making progress on a couple of books I have in the works. I’m sure I will find inspiration in your posts!

    My blog (http://grabmywrist.com/blog/) is about my experiences training in the peaceful martial art of Aikido. If you’re inclined, give it a look.

    1. Tried to comment on yours last night but did not find the right sign-in option for me. Need to change to link accounts to this blog. 🙁 Thanks so much for visiting

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