While people following this blog in real time will realize that I am horribly late in completing the A to Z Challenge, people looking back on this blog will never be the wiser.  Unless, of course, they read…this…entry…..nevermind.

Upon reflection, I don’t think the A-Z challenge was the best fit for me.  It seems this activity is a good startup activity for new bloggers or those that have neglected their blogs for a long time.  In a sense, it’s like a blogger’s version of NaNoWriMo.  I have been fairly consistent in my Monday and Thursday entries up to this point, and I realize now that the A to Z Challenge actually disrupted – rather than enhanced – my flow.

One of the things that separates my blog from most is that I actually post an image with each entry.  If all I had to do was sit down and bang out the words OR just bang out the images, this wouldn’t be a problem.  In fact, for most of the month, I had all of the text written for these entries; the thing that got me caught up was forgetting about the images until it was done.  But to try to test a game, write a short review, and create a unique image for each entry is just too much.  Yes, comic sites like Questionable Content pull it off, but  those guys are doing it full time.  I’m still working my way up to that point.

With that in mind, I don’t think I’m going to participate in the A-to-Z challenge again.

Now it’s time to get back to my usual entries.  Several things happened in April that I need to write about, and I still have to produce images for these entries.  It’s going to be a difficult run-up to Origins, Gen Con, and PAX.  I have a lot of blog entries, artwork, and several newsy-type events to post in the coming months.  Please note that, if you are reading this immediately after it is posted, you’ll probably see several days worth of blank images above the entries.  That will change, soon.