Friday, March 21, 2014

A to Z Reveal and Celebrate the Small Things!


This is my fourth year participating in  A to Z.
The first year, I focused my A to Z theme on blessings. The second year, I tried to give tools for a writer's toolbox and my posts fell apart in the latter half of the alphabet. Last year, I focused on fencing and swordplay terminology and that was fun. I pulled out my old saber and foil and jumped around the house, much to the surprise of my dogs and cat. :)

This year, I almost didn't A to Z because I felt I needed to focus on finishing the second book in The Champion Trilogy . . . and then, I had an idea to mix both projects: a glossary of the world of Aramatir, the setting of The Champion Trilogy.

When I started writing my posts, it felt too "me" orientated, so with each post, I've also added a world-building question or thought that I hope will be thought-provoking/creativity building for anyone reading my posts.

And my posts will be shorter than this one.

So, primary theme: World of Aramatir (Champion Trilogy) Glossary.
Secondary theme: World Building

What do you think? Is it an ok theme?

And what's your theme for A to Z this year?


This awesome weekly hop helps all of us to Celebrate the Small Things - the laundry that is folded, or the socks that were matched, a line written, a fun moment with friends, etc. And it's all hosted and managed by a brilliant lady named Viklit at Scribblings of an Aspiring Author
This week, I'm celebrating:
 
1. Hosting Marcy Hatch on Wednesday for a 1 Word Interview Challenge!
 
2. Seeing an early showing of Divergent last night with my entire family, some friends, and an audience of 90% teen and pre-teen girls. The movie stayed fairly close to the book except an early plot reveal that was unneeded and a Hollywooded fight scene.
 
3. Finishing and polishing a bit more of Champion in Flight. The end is near. I can see the light at the end of the revision tunnel. :)
 
4. Lots of laughter, especially last night and this morning. In the romantic scene of Divergent, some younger teen girls sighed and oohed, and then half the theater giggled, and then the rest of the theater snickered - not at the movie, but at those girlish giggles.
 
(So, if you prefer your romantic scenes serious, don't go see a movie in a theater packed with young teen girls)

 
Oh - and eNKSPOTy is hosting a rafflecopter giveaway of Champion in the Darkness today!

What are you celebrating this week?




52 comments:

Rachna Chhabria said...

Its a great theme Tyrean. I like the glossary idea a lot.

Julie Flanders said...

Oh that's a great theme! It will be fun to learn more about the world of your trilogy. Congrats on getting closer to the finish line with Champions!

Lynda Dietz said...

I like your theme, and I like your hop celebration. Laughter is always good!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Rachna!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thank you. And yes, laughter is wonderful!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

World building question - good idea!

S.K. Anthony said...

Seeing the light at the end of the revision tunnel! Woot! Me too, kind of...I have to finish this and start sending out for feedback, but I still know the feeling you're talking about ;)

I'm curious about Divergent but might wait for DVD, movie dates are hard to come by with the kiddos and finding babysitters...plus I get to avoid the teens and pre-teens lol

I'm glad you decided to not break your A to Z streak! And sharing a glossary of the world of Aramatir is a fantastic idea. Both the primary and the secondary theme will be interesting to follow along ;)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Alex!

Tyrean Martinson said...

I totally get waiting to see movies when you have little kidlets at home - date nights have to be reserved for the movies you most want to see with your hubs.
Glad you like the theme!

A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

I do love world building themes :) They always show something new :) Happy A to Z!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks!

Steven said...

Cool theme. I've been building a world off and on since 2005 and am always interested in how others do it.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Awesome theme. And so cool you already saw Divergent. Glad it's like the book.

I'm happy it'll be 50 tomorrow before it goes back into the 20's.

Laura Clipson said...

I can't wait to see Divergent, it doesn't come out here until April though. Sounds like an interesting theme, I look forward to reading your posts :)

Chasing Rainbows said...

A great theme and good luck.

Yvonne.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Sounds like a good theme to me! And I am celebrating this week being over. :) Looking forward to the weekend!

Jemima Pett said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Tyrean! I remember your swordplay posts last year - I think I was checking what I'd said about swords in my last year's book and hoping it would pass the test! World-building for Aramatir sounds great! Good luck :)

Jemima
#TeamDamyanti
Blogging from Alpha to Zulu in April

M. J. Joachim said...

Your theme sounds awesome. It will be interesting to learn more about the world in Champion. I'll bet it feels good to accomplish so much on your book. And laughter is so good for the soul too.


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Maurice Mitchell said...

World building! That is a good theme Tyrean.

mad_cat said...

I'll be highly interested in this, as I'm always wanting to learn about worldbuilding. I post many articles on it myself, though right now it is just a paint.net tutorial.

Heather Holden said...

Great theme, Tyrean! A-to-Z always seems so overwhelming to me, so I'm impressed that this will be your fourth year!

J.L. Campbell said...

Time spent with family is indeed a blessing. The worldbuilding theme will do both you and your readers good.

mshatch said...

Excellent theme! I'll have to come back to check it out :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

I'm glad you get a day of warmth!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Laura!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Have a good weekend!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Jemima!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Laughter is great for the soul!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Maurice!

Tyrean Martinson said...

It is overwhelming, but I just keep at it, little bit by little bit for the month.

Tyrean Martinson said...

I think so too!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Marcy!

Swathi Shenoy said...

This is a great theme :) Am looking forward to this :)

Alex Hurst said...

Cool! Sounds like it's going to be a fun time. ^_^ Looking forward to seeing you in April!

Alex Hurst, fantasy author in Japan, participating in Blogging A-Z April Challenge.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Alex!

randi lee said...

Sorry Tyrean, I thought I commented on this already! I am QUITE the fan of world-building, so I shall surely be following your A to Z with great interest!

Misha Gericke said...

Awesome choice of topic. Me... I decided early this year not to sign up, and I'm so glad for that decision right now. Well... sorta.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Cool!!!

Tyrean Martinson said...

I understand! I'm feeling the pressure from signing up and then . . . wondering if I actually have enough time to participate well.

Chasing Rainbows said...

Great theme and good luck with the challenge.
What will I be celebrating this week? well in the UK it's mother's day on Sunday but it will be bittersweet as two of my children who live in the UK HAVE NOT BEEN IN TOUCH FOR THREE YEARS. the other son in Spain I speak to weekly so will probably get a phone call.
Yvonne,

kelworthfiles said...

Cool theme!

What do I have to celebrate? Well, I finally got to see the Veronica Mars, loved it, and I've got some new gear to test-drive: a Samsung Chromebook. I've been making some good editing progress, and I'm confirmed for the TNEO workshop this summer.

Barbara Watson said...

If it furthers your writing, I think it's an excellent theme! No A-Z for me; I'll just enjoy hopping to others' blogs.

jaybird said...

I think that's a great theme. I loved learning all about fencing last year. It was always interesting reading your posts. I think my biggest challenge this year will be keeping it short....and consistent.

Laurel Garver said...

I like it! Had I been more on the ball, I would have posted my theme reveal post on time rather than two days late. Doh. I do have all but five of my posts now written, however. See you at the month-long fest!

Tyrean Martinson said...

I hope your children contact you.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks! Glad you like it. It sounds like you are having a great week!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks! And I'll be seeing you around!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Yes, short, and consistent is tough. I'm trying to limit myself to glossary items, and then a question without too much commentary.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Good job getting some posts done! See you around the fest!

M Pax said...

Great theme. I doing AtoZ with the Untethered Realms team. We're doing beasts and monsters.