Sunday, May 6, 2012

X Y Z The end or the beginning?

X, Y, and Z are the last three letters of the alphabet. The last three posts of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. I didn’t quite make it to those three letters before the timer ran out on the 2012 challenge, but I did make it further than last year.

On the 2011 challenge I made it to P for Patience. Something I exhibited a great deal during the month of April. I created a challenging theme for myself. The Saga of Ben Mason, his journey from a young fool about to lose everything he had in a card game, as a soldier in the civil war and as an outlaw seeking vengeance for his family’s deaths.

Ben’s story ended around the letter K with Killing Hammond… or so I thought. It felt like an end at the time but lately Ben has been yammerin in my ear. He keeps telling me that we need to go back and fill in the blanks we left between posts and there is more to his story to come. Don’t you love it when characters get bossy?

This April was both difficult and inspiring as I struggled to keep up with posting, having a flu bug twice and going back to school. Once Ben’s story ended (or so I thought) I managed to come close to catching up.

I made it all the way to W for Warned before the gong rang and found some wonderful new blogs to follow. So I am calling A to Z 2012 a success here on Gladiator’s Pen, and like the Ben Mason story, it doesn’t end here.

There are more challenges to come and more stories to tell. I look forward to each and every one.

If you would like to read Ben Mason's story start here with Aces and Eights and enjoy the ride. 


kmckendry said...

I'll have to check his story out. Sounds interesting. Just found you for the Reflections, better late than never I guess!
Congrats on getting farther this year!

Barbara said...

Congratulations on coming so far! You made it further than last year... get ready to kick it all the way to Z in 2013! :)

English Speaking Zone

EvalinaMaria said...

Congratulation on finishing the challenge. I didn't visit all blogs during the challenge but, cross my heart, I'm visiting every single one with reflections post!

Evalina, This and that...

[Retro-Zombie] said...

Reflection is a good thing, You have done a great job on the A to Z Challenge...
Hopefully you were able to use one of my banners/badges for the Challenge, had as much fun designing them as seeing them around the blog world.

Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
A to Z Co-Host
My New Book:
Retro-Zombie: Art and Words

Jessica L. Foster said...

I missed a few letters in the middle, but I agree it was a success! Thanks for sharing your reflections.

Debra Harris-Johnson said...

Still visiting from the A-Z. Congrats to you and all that participated.