One Word Photo Challenge: Cloudy

Jennifer Nichole Wells One Word Photo Challenge topic this week is cloudy!

To participate:

  • Create a new post on your blog titled “One Word Photo Challenge: Cloudy”
  • Include an image or images that you feel fit the theme
  • Tag your post with “One Word Photo Challenge” so that others can find your contribution
  • Have fun!

Links to your contribution will be shared on the next week’s post.

My contribution. All taken locally within the last year or so.

 

One Word Photo Challenge: Storm

Jennifer Nichole Wells One Word Photo Challenge topic this week is storm!

To participate:

  • Create a new post on your blog titled “One Word Photo Challenge: Storm”
  • Include an image or images that you feel fit the theme
  • Tag your post with “One Word Photo Challenge” so that others can find your contribution
  • Have fun!

Links to your contribution will be shared on the next week’s post.

I don’t seem to have any usable photos of storms, so here are a few of storm-clouds and heavy rain:

A is for Alpha

April 1 has arrived and with it, a number of challenges:

  • How much of what I read in the newspapers or on social media or the web generally, watch on the television, or hear on the radio can I accept as pure, unvarnished fact, and how much is there to test the depths of my profound gullibility?
  • It’s day one of the annual Blogging from A-Z Challenge; a challenge to start the month with a topic themed on something with the letter A, then on April second another topic with the letter B as the theme, and so on, finishing on April thirtieth with the theme based on the letter Z. It doesn’t even have to be a word–it can be a proper noun, the letter used as a symbol, or the letter itself.  The theme of the day is the letter scheduled for that day. “But that’s thirty days and only twenty-six letters”, I hear you say. No problem – we take Sundays off.
  • Being the first Wednesday of the month, it is the day when, as a member of the Insecure Writers Support Group, I bare my soul and talk about my plans, hopes, dreams, fears and anything else I feel like talking about. Think of yourself as my therapist, or my drinking buddy, or my BFF.

Today, I’m combining the two – concatenating, really, as I can’t combine the two topics.

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This is how I plan to face the challenges:

  • Today, at least up until noon in the originating time zone, I will believe nothing I receive from anywhere. After that, I will probably swallow; hook, line and sinker; anything that comes my way regardless of the media.
  • My first post in this year’s A-Z challenge is below.
  • I am expecting this month to be challenging. My intention hope is to complete the daily A-Z task, while maintaining my current rate of posting on this blog (every day) and adding a new feature. From time to time, I take part in photographic and writing challenges. These efforts never appear on this site, so my followers don’t see that work. Following the example of my good friend Sacha Black, I propose to replace Sunday’s image with a post detailing challenges I’ve taken part in during the previous week. That means I really need to take part in more challenges, too, which adds to my workload but also to my experience and exposure. In between, I need to press on with revising the first draft of The Orphans, then I can look at last year’s NaNoWriMo work, Knight & Deigh, and start preparation for this November’s challenge.
    Somewhere in the middle (and this came as a surprise), I seem to have some health issues that my doctor and a specialist are working on, which may take me out of action for a short while, depending on the results of some tests to be carried out later in the month (so, yes, I shall pre-write and schedule the last few A-Z posts).
    I never said it was going to be easy.

atoz [2015] - BANNER - 910As my contribution to the A-Z blogging challenge this year, I shall be offering each day a limerick containing the day’s key word, the key words being based on the NATO phonetic alphabet. To make life more interesting, I am not permitting myself to pre-write them; they will be new and fresh on the day (except for the first three or four, which I wrote before putting that restriction in place). Today’s word is:

Alpha

He may not have known any better
Than the pioneer diction’ry setter
But the earliest Greek
When he started to speak
Chose Alpha to be the first letter