A-Z Challenge Reflections
Magnetic poetry image by Natalie Roberts on Flikr.
Well… another A-Z has sped by! Once again, it has amazed me what a variety of blogs there are, and how amazing it is that just 26 letters can express so many words and so many worlds. (If you’d like to play on a magnetic poetry set, visit my website!)
This year I didn’t do any artwork, which left a lot more time for writing the poems to go with the animal facts, and instead I used stunning photographs by a group of excellent photographers.
It was great fun, and much more relaxing – no sitting up very late or even all night finishing paintings…
All I had to do was make sure I did more than one a day for a few days during the challenge, and schedule them so that I could go away on a poetry retreat with my group of wonderful children’s poets in the last week! (I’m in the middle at the back!)
It was wonderful to carry on the buzz I was still feeling from the A-Z during this week of workshopping, reading poetry, writing poetry, singing, and drinking a little wine. Ahem.
As usual I came away from the A-Z with a selection of new blogs to follow and enjoy, richer by a few poems that I will take on and re-edit (and which I was able to read to my fellow poets) and with a load of creative energy to invest in the next few months.
And hopefully the people who came to visit me enjoyed the creatures I wrote about, the poems, and the facts, and maybe some have taken inspiration from them.
I have commented on all the comments and commented back, I think, just have to make my way through the ‘likes’ that I haven’t yet responded to now!
Thank you to my fellow bloggers, and congratulations to all those who made it through to the end! Can’t wait for next year!
Magnetic poetry image © Natalie Roberts.
Children’s poets image © Liz Brownlee.
Click the title to buy my animal and facts book, Animal Magic (IRON Press).