So . . . I DID IT! I FINISHED ALL MY POSTS! YAY, ME!!
Ahem, now that is out of my system, I will tell you all the trials and tribulations that nearly did my A to Z in.
To start off with, I was in way better shape than last year. I only had to M scheduled when April came about last year. This year I had up to Q or R (But not N. Nope, N was being a pest.) scheduled along with Z and Y. Anyway, I was finishing up my remaining posts when --- WHAM! I got sick --- again. On Friday the 3rd I came down with some scavy disease that killed me for a week. Joy!
Cough syrup and fake NyQuil déjà vu time! With doses of Halls and Vitamin C lozenges.
Last year it happened at the end of the month. I think it was a similar bug because I ran an almost identical course.
This put me behind my finishing the incomplete posts. Since I don't have a computer at home anymore (Wah! Want my lappy fixed!), I used my work computer. The iPad works, but it freezes too much and it is a freaking impossible to put a picture in the blog.
Then, I finally get well and go back to working on my posts when --- WOO HOO! -- the internet goes down all blipping day. A fiber-optic line had been cut deliberately --OOO! Sabotage! -- and that put the kibosh on any attempt to finish the last three.
So I finally get my V and X post done. Let's say the X post was done only the day before it was due.
Now, I will totally gush about my awesome people that came back over and over again.
Sara -- She had some fantastic story pieces that had to do with trees. She was with me all 26 letters!
Natasha -- She wandered the lore of books, movies, and TV to find some of the coolest demons and gods from them.
A Tarkabarka Hölgy -- She delved into Hungarian history for the strangest ways to die on her blog Mopdog and Epics from around the world on her other blog, Multicolored Diary.
Patricia -- She had some gorgeous stories that ranged from dark to funny with awesome words for prompts.
There are others that are noteworthy to mention: Nick Wilford, J. H. Moncrieff, and S. L. Hennessy and probably more that I'm forgetting.
Visit all of them because they all have wonderful A to Z posts and are just cool peeps!
So I thank everyone who visited!
And now the whiny bits. The only real beef I had was when I could not follow a blog through email. I don't have google+ or bloglovin' or any of that (nor do I want it). I really don't mind capcha so that wasn't a problem. The other big problem was when I went to look for the A to Z posts and they are hidden or nonexistent on a page. I really don't want to hunt and peck through a bunch of stuff to find it Other than that, I had a blast finding new and unusual blogs.
Now that is over I have just one more thing to say:
Congratulations on finishing A to Z. See you all next year!
AND FOR ALL YOU STAR WARS GEEKS, NERDS, FREAKS, FIENDS, AND FANS,