Wild Horses of Life

Signs-and-Wonders-gradient-I spoke too soon. The wild horses of life have thundered into my world. As Juan said in my last blog, sometimes humans have to work the cards they’re dealt.

So, I’m going to have to bow out of my A to Z Challenge posts –  Signs and Wonders, Colorado road signs as metaphors for writing. What have I learned here? Pay more attention to what’s on your plate, give yourself a break and get your work done. My creative work has to be completing my first draft. With that in mind, here’s my letter A entry, my first and last for this year’s challenge.







A – First draft is an avalanche. One moment you’re sliding down the slope of inspiration, the next moment you’re up to your neck in letters and words, phrases and ideas. The first blast of creativity is euphoric, alluring, fantastic, but the second blast is long range weaponry. Somewhere out there indecision and procrastination lurk, waiting to knock out the unprepared writer – like me. Problem? My plot is not well planned. Upside? I have fantastic characters.  So, for now, my mission is completing my first draft. In one month. OK. Maybe five weeks. But, I’ll be checking out everyone else’s A to Z, and I’ll blog short updates once a week.

What have you learned from the combination of life’s ups and downs combined with failure to plan?

Have fun with A to Z. I’m with you in spirit.



10 thoughts on “Wild Horses of Life”

  1. Okay, starting in April I’m bugging you as if you were in camp nano. Your goal is about the same as mine. We’ll drag each other over the finish line!

    1. I’ll need all the help you can give me! I won’t be on Facebook much, but I’ll check in once a day. You ladies are great. Thanks for your support.

      1. I’ll bug ya via your blog w/ comments and the fb chat. I expect word count numbers lady! ;P

  2. Sometimes it’s better to let some things go, you don’t want to overwhelm yourself and struggle. It’s better to take what you can and do it well 🙂 Good luck with it all!

    1. Thanks, Harliqueen! This was a hard decision, but if I’m ever going to complete the first draft, I have to make it my single focus. I’ll blog my progress:)

  3. Your theme sounded really cool! I’ll miss you over at A to Z.
    But I understand your reasons for bowing out. I had to think long and hard on whether it was for me as well, but I was so excited about all those letters, and now I’m committed …

    I hope April is a fruitful month for you, and I’m cheering for your progress on that draft of yours. 🙂

    1. Hey, Kirsten,

      Thanks for your support. I just knew this weekend I had to do this, but maybe I’ll use the theme next year. The revision of Lies and Legends will be completed, and I’ll have more time before my muse dumps a new idea on my plate. I’ll be reading your A to Z. Can’t wait to see the letters:)

  4. Ah! Well, I can certainly relate to this. (spaghetti sliding off plate as she over-balances). I love the idea of your theme though and hope you do this next year. It sounds like something I’d love!

    River Fairchild – A to Z Challenge, a Jeremy’s Angels Co-Host Minion
    Seasoned With Words

    1. Thanks for stopping by, River. I’m following the A2Z Challenge but with life as it is for me, I’m really glad I decided to wait until next year. I’ve started on my first draft again. Yay!

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