It's been a while since I last wrote anything on here, far too long. Some time ago I likened a gap between posts as dusting off an old book from a shelf - now, it's more like hiring an intrepid archaeologist to find a lost relic. I have no excuses, there's plenty I could be ranting about, but the longer the gap, the more reluctant I seem to have become.
I haven't been sitting on my hands all these months, though. I've been writing every day, and I've completed the first draft of my second novel (hand-written, I call it Draft Zero) as well as a short story, with another short soon to following. But the blog's been neglected, which galls me somewhat. Why create something, only to put it to one side? I did enough of that with the stories I wrote in my twenties.
So, in true Alister (also beginning with A) fashion of not doing things by halves, I've signed up for the A to Z Blog Challenge. This basically means I have to write a blog EVERY DAY throughout April (except Sundays), working my way through the alphabet as I go. Simple, eh?
Knowing me, I might only make it to J or K, but it's better to have tried and failed than never to have tried at all, right? This is not an April (that A again) Fool, this is me setting myself a real challenge. The blog will be written on the day, possibly mere minutes after I've got out of bed (as this seems to have become my ideal writing time), so may prove to be utter nonsense rather than intellectual gold.
So, absent no longer. A is also for active. See you tomorrow.