So here we are at Z, the zenith of the A to Z Challenge, and what a trek it’s been. Trying something new can have its ups and downs, but if you move forward through it, you’ll learn something, even if it’s only that you don’t want to do whatever it is again.
Which isn’t the case with this challenge, by the way. Next year I am definitely back in, it’s been a blast.
There are so many ways for us to push ourselves. People do it physically, signing up for a marathon, for example, and then putting in the miles to make it to the finish. We can do it as writers by trying a new form, a new genre, a new idea that will take new skills to bring to life. Or we can take a look around and, with the help of others, like Precious Monsters’ Jolie Du Pre, discover the challenges right there waiting for us to take them on.
Each one of them is a personal mountain, and each time we conquer one, we reach a personal zenith. And “conquer” doesn’t necessarily mean you need to win it, or even complete it. Sometimes the conquering is just in the trying.
Thanks to all who have come by during the challenge, whether once or often, and thanks for all the great comments and insights. I hope to keep seeing you, here and on all of your awesome blogs.
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