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Friday, February 6, 2015

Welcome to The high Cost of This Low Living

I have been successful probably because I have always realized that I knew nothing about writing and have merely tried to tell an interesting story entertainingly.
-Edgar Rice Burroughs.

This year marks a return, for me, to the A to Z challenge.
During the month of April, the participants will post every day, except Sundays, and each post will be in conjunction with the alphabet.
First post begins with A, second with B and so on.  On the last day of April (the 30th) the post will be related to the letter Z and the challenge will end.

Sounds easy enough, right?

Well, if done right, with a plan, it can be...sort of.

You can pre-write all your posts and schedule them to be published on the corresponding days or you can wing it, which is generally how I choose to do it.

Winging it has been fun for me, although I admit, I did get into a little debacle when I had to work late or something came up that I couldn't sit down and write.  More than once I found myself sneaking in a little blog time at work in order to meet the deadline.

I was usually amazed at what would print out on the screen when I just let 'er rip.

Whatever your style may be, the challenge is a lot of fun, and I enjoy reading many of the blogs on the list.

This time I will be a bit more involved with the challenge.  Not only will I be participating, I will be an Ambassador for Arlee Bird's team. (the originator of A to Z)
My general responsibilities will be to visit blogs and make sure everyone is up to snuff and following the rules and guidelines set forth here Sign up list and guidelines.

I look forward to reading and visiting with as many as I can.

I don't, as of yet, have a theme or a category picked out for my challenge yet.
My blog is not really a one direction type of blog and so, generally, neither is my challenge!

Feel free to browse my blog.  There are so many interesting things.
Here are just a few, that show the diversity, to get you started.

Enjoy your challenge and if  you didn't sign up you probably should!

Thank you for stopping by!


  1. I remember those posts - they were good reads!
    It's going to be a great A to Z this year - I'm looking forward to working with you on Arlee's Team - should be fun!

    2015 A to Z Ambassador

  2. So happy to have you part of our team! We're gonna rock!

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

  3. I still haven't completely made up my mind whether to sign up this year. I probably will, because I missed it after sitting out last year. That said, I haven't decided what my theme will be. Maybe a month of "Captain Captions"? They're quick and easy, but I wonder how I would be able to tie each one to a specific letter (now that WOULD be a challenge). Well, I have a little more time to ponder. Not a whole lot, though.

  4. As we say every year, we're very envious of the people participating and look forward to seeing what they post, but for the sake of our sanity we're not going to participate ourselves. Something about drawing cartoons every single day makes me want to scoop my eyes out with a rusty spoon.


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