It's that time again, folks, the time where bloggers everywhere gear up for the prestigious A To Z Challenge by announcing to the world what their intended theme will be.
The last time I participated in the Challenge was 2013, so it's been a while. I haven't actually done one of these theme reveal posts before. Of course, I've never actually had a real theme before. My posts have always been written the night before or morning of and consist of whatever happened to pop into my brain that fit the day.
So the fact that I've thought ahead of time about what I might post and actually developed a theme around that is new for me. The fact that I'm planning to start pre-writing and pre-scheduling posts this week is new for me, too.
It's a whole new world!
And without any further ado (It's about time. I know...), allow me to present what I came up with...
Now allow me to explain...
Whenever I begin a new book, I build a soundtrack for it. It's actually how I know I'm getting serious about a WIP. I hear a song in passing somewhere, and a lyric really speaks to my characters and/or their situation, and the soundtrack is born.
And over the course of 26 days in April, I shall share some of these songs with you, highlighting those key lyrics, and maybe even sharing a short excerpt or two from the stories/scenes they're meant to accompany.
The challenge will cover all of my projects, from my epic-ish fantasy series to my YA urban fantasy, a romance, a literary fiction novel, and that really weird NaNoWriMo project of mine from 2012
I hope it will lead to a good mix of music that will amaze and delight. Or, at the very least, not bore completely.
Are you taking part in the Challenge this year? Do you have a theme? Started your posts yet?
Thanks for stopping by, everyone. Have a great week!