Many thanks to Jemima Pett for hosting the A to Z Theme Reveal!
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)
What are you celebrating this week?
Its a great theme Tyrean. I like the glossary idea a lot.
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!
I like your theme, and I like your hop celebration. Laughter is always good!
Thank you. And yes, laughter is wonderful!
World building question - good idea!
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 ;)
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!
I do love world building themes :) They always show something new :) Happy A to Z!
Cool theme. I've been building a world off and on since 2005 and am always interested in how others do it.
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.
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 :)
A great theme and good luck.
Sounds like a good theme to me! And I am celebrating this week being over. :) Looking forward to the weekend!
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 :)
Blogging from Alpha to Zulu in April
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.
MJ, A to Z Challenge Co-Host
Lots of Crochet Stitches
World building! That is a good theme Tyrean.
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.
Great theme, Tyrean! A-to-Z always seems so overwhelming to me, so I'm impressed that this will be your fourth year!
Time spent with family is indeed a blessing. The worldbuilding theme will do both you and your readers good.
Excellent theme! I'll have to come back to check it out :)
I'm glad you get a day of warmth!
Have a good weekend!
Laughter is great for the soul!
It is overwhelming, but I just keep at it, little bit by little bit for the month.
I think so too!
This is a great theme :) Am looking forward to this :)
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.
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!
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.
I understand! I'm feeling the pressure from signing up and then . . . wondering if I actually have enough time to participate well.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
I hope your children contact you.
Thanks! Glad you like it. It sounds like you are having a great week!
Thanks! And I'll be seeing you around!
Yes, short, and consistent is tough. I'm trying to limit myself to glossary items, and then a question without too much commentary.
Good job getting some posts done! See you around the fest!
Great theme. I doing AtoZ with the Untethered Realms team. We're doing beasts and monsters.
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