3.23.2015

Happy 2015 Theme Reveal Day!

Phew. Y'all. It's been a crazy couple weeks. Long story short, I was passed over for a promotion at work, into a job that I created for myself to be promoted into, so I quit my job. Can't stay in a place that doesn't reward hard work and vision. My last day was Friday. While it has been disappointing and frustrating, this change has also given me an opportunity to try something I've always wanted to do. I'm going to dive headlong into being a full-time writer! Eeek! It's a very exciting and also terrifying time and I'm extremely thankful that my family has the means for me to be able to take this dive.

One of the fun things about this is that I'm feeling much more confident about my ability to be successful with my A-Z theme this year! (and I will have a LOT more time to dedicate to the Challenge overall. Yay!) And so on this Theme Reveal Day I present to you....

An interactive fiction adventure from A to Z!
The concept is simple: We are going to follow a character through an adventure and my visitors every day will vote in the comments section about what direction they want to see the character go. Options will have to do with the appropriate letter of the day. So on A day, you'll receive choices that have to do with the letter B, on B day you'll find out about what happened with your choice and vote on what happens for C, etc.

I'll be writing the post for the next day every evening before bed, once the tally is in. I have absolutely no idea where this is going to go, as it depends upon what my blog visitors tell me to write about. It's going to be SO fun! Also, I have a minor surgery partway through April, so my awesome co-author Dan is going to write for you for a couple days while I am recovering, and that's going to be great too :)

Happy Theme Reveal Day! Can't wait to see what you all are doing...


31 comments:

  1. Very cool theme idea!! Lot's of interaction. Look forward to it.
    Life & Faith in Caneyhead
    I am Ensign B ~ One of Tremp's Troops with the
    A to Z Challenge

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  2. Oh cool! I like interactive fiction. Probably comes from my background in role-playing games :) I'll be back to vote on things! Happy A to Z :)

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary - Epics from A to Z
    MopDog - The crazy thing about Hungarians...

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    1. RPGs are fun too, yup! I hope you enjoy it!

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  3. Best of luck in your future choices, you are a talented person who deserves the best this dang world has to offer.... that being said I am ready for some interactive fiction.

    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

    There's no earthly way of knowing.
    Which direction we are going!
    HOLLYWOOD NUTS!

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    1. Thanks, Jeremy. You're the best.
      It's going to be so fun!!

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  4. Really cool idea! Kind of like those choose your own adventure books. Can't wait to see :)
    Check out mine

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  5. An interactive fiction adventure!! That sounds like a lot of fun! Looking forward to it! Cheers ♥

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  6. Your theme really does sound like a Challenge for you! Have fun with that one and good look with your future career direction.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Wrote By Rote

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    1. It will be a Challenge, yes. But I think it will help with getting back into the swing of writing every day. Looking forward to it :)

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  7. Wow! That is going to be 26 days of work for you. I love the idea.

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    1. Indeed! Should be a good time, though!

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  8. Congratulations on diving in head first!

    What a cool theme. You're a brave lady, but I'm sure it will be worth it.

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  9. What fun. And that's a HUGE challenge to take on. I'll be watching in awe!

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    1. Don't just watch! Make sure to vote :)

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  10. Choose your own adventure!

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  11. That is a fantastic idea!
    I can't wait to see more!
    Heather

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  12. How fantastic! I love the idea of having a part in the direction of how your posts will go. Super interactive idea....but WOW, will you have your hands full. If anyone can do this it is YOU..such a talented writer and dedicated person. I'm honored to be on your team. I'm here for ya Team Leader Hooligan.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal
    AtoZ 2015 Challenge
    AJ's wHooligans

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  13. This I think is the most interesting theme I've read so far! Certainly an unpredictable one with the way it can go :) Good for you for taking the plunge too to be a full time writer; hope it goes well for you!

    Have fun with the challenge!

    betty

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  14. You'll have a blast with this! I did a similar thing last time, with visitors suggesting words of the day and the story constructed based on them. It could go anywhere.

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  15. That is a super-fabulous theme, really the coolest one I have come across so far! You and your readers are going to have so much fun with this.

    Best wishes for the A-Z and for the full-time writing,
    Nilanjana.
    Madly-in-Verse

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  16. Tuesday 24th March 2015

    Job troubles? Bummer! I am still looking for work. Good luck with your writing.
    Fun idea to write an interactive story!
    Best wishes,
    Anna

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  17. That stinks about your job. I hope you land on your feet and suspect you will. Meanwhile, your challenge theme is very interesting. Can't wait to stop in and vote.

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  18. Interesting theme. I love interactive themes, but I bet it will be a lot of work for you , waiting to see which direction to take your adventure . I'm really excited to follow and play along . I'm sorry about how things tuned out for you with your job, but and I know this sounds cliched, but a wonderful new opportunity is now waiting for you. You will now get to devote yourself and time to your writing . So, one door closes so another one can open. Yikes, what's up with me and the cliches. Best of luck to you .

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  19. Best of luck and best of writing!

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  20. Wow! What a super cool idea and I have to say good on you for taking a stand when your efforts at work were not rewarded. My guess is they made a big mistake not promoting you! I doubt I'll be able to make it by every day for your fiction adventure, but I will try my best to take part when I can!
    <a href="http://brandysbustlings.blogspot.ca/>Brandy from Brandy's Bustlings</a>

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  21. What a fun challenge theme. It will be exciting to see how the story turns out! Thanks for helping to host the challenge. I've certainly enjoyed participating the past few years, and good luck with the new direction in your career!

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