Hello all. I have to say I really hate that I bombed out on the A-Z challenge. It was my first one to really attempt, and I kind of blew it. But hey, life goes on. I knew from the beginning that the Z post I wanted to do had to do with that handy little tool that used to be part of WordPress. It was down at the bottom of the ‘new post’ screen: Powered By…..Except I can’t remember the word, but I know it started with a Z. (I want to say it was Zapata, but I’m not sure that’s right.) A while back, when you went to work on a post, this handy little program would automatically link keywords for you, and give you suggested images and links to related material to choose from. I always saved that for the end of the post. It was so nifty and now it seems to be gone.
So yeah. That was what my final post was going to be about. How I miss the program that did half the work for you when it came to links, images, and related materials.
What’s new is that I am going to try, repeat: try, to work on submitting poetry to some competitions and anthologies. I have just barely gotten started. I submitted a few in February and a few last week. I know, that’s a pitiful consistency record. The new goal is to perhaps make a chapbook and submit it to a few contests and if nothing happens with those, then just self-publish. But my goodness, the instructions look… shall we say, daunting? There are so many different ways to make them, and bind them, and I would really like mine to be nicer than just stapled down the middle, but I’m not sure I can figure out the instructions for making them fancy. It would require purchasing an AWL, let’s just put it that way. Oh, and the other big negative? For some contests, anything I’ve posted here is ineligible for submission. The contests are for previously unpublished material, and it’s considered published if it is posted online anywhere. Which really bites because a couple of the pieces I have posted here, I did so because I considered them among my best. Ah, well. We roll on, and I will just have to create something new and even better.
So, short post today, but it serves as my final entry in the A to Z Challenge and my transition into what’s coming up. Also stay tuned for more news about what’s going on for me in the world of my beloved community theatre, ALT.
Until next time,