Celebrations Friday & A-Z Summary

Posted on April 30, 2015
First things first, lets celebrate the small things this past week (or two):
  • Spring is finally here. My budding roses are proof, and so are my allergies. Zyrtec, I bow down to you...
  • Soccer and softball have taken over my evenings and weekends. Love being outside!
  • I'm assistant coach for my daughter's softball team, and I coached my first game last Sunday, solo. We lost, but I had loads of fun.
  • My manuscript is back from line edits. Another round of proofing and I'm done. 
  • A-Z is over. I'm both elated and deflated. (A summary is down below.)



A-Z Complete. Time to boogie!


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A-Z Summary:

This was my first time participating in the A-Z Challenge, and I had loads of fun. My theme was: "A glimpse into the lives of young fictional characters." This means I created a new character for every single letter. It was hard work. I didn't prepare. I had decided on the theme while vacationing in Spain, on March 31st. I wrote Alvaro Speaks and I never looked back.

I won't lie, there were times where I thought I would give up because I fell behind. The trip home from Spain, getting back into the routine, and just catching up on things that were put on hold for vacation costed me to fall back a couple of days. On the 10th, I decided to combine G, H, and I into a single entry and I create a cute story of three brothers getting in trouble. I felt rejuvenated. I was determined to finish. And when I did, this was me:



I want to thank all of you who read, shared, and commented on my stories.  You guys totally rock! 

Check out all of my shorts. Each character is immersed in a different world. You'll love them all, I promise!

A : Alvaro Speaks (Middle Grade Contemporary)

B : Benito And The Last Orange Juice (Middle Grade Contemporary)

C : Corina's Last Night As A Princess ( Middle Grade Fantasy)

D : Dante's Tree (Make Believe)

E : Emilio's Going Pro (Young Adult Contemporary)

F : Filomena's Chore (Fantasy)

G, H, I : Galder, Hernan And Ivan Are Out Of Control (Middle Grade Contemporary)

J : Janina And The Genie (Middle Grade Fantasy)

K : Kenzi Finds Her Match (Middle Grade Contemporary)

L : Leandro's Destiny (Young Adult, Thriller/Suspense)

M : Myrna's Vengeance (Young Adult, Medieval)

N : Nina And The Pink Pig (Make Believe)

O : Octavio's First Day At Junior High (Middle Grade Contemporary)

P : Piper's Spirit (Thriller/Suspense, Horror)

Q : Qinadi And Her Gods (Young Adult Fantasy / Sci-fi)

R, S : Ricardo And Sebastian Fight To The Death (Middle Grade Contemporary)

T : Talia Says Goodbye (Middle Grade Contemporary)

U : Uzi And Bullets (Make Believe)

V : Victoria Prepares To Meet Her Prince (Middle Grade Medieval)

W : Wynona Learns The Truth (Middle Grade Contemporary)

X : Xavier's Promise (Middle Grade Fantasy)

Y : Ynes Looked (Young Adult, Thriller/Suspense, Horror)

Z : Zulema's Bright Future (Post Apocalyptic)






14 comments:

  1. Lovely post. Congrats Tanya for nailing the challenge and keep the fun going:)

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  2. I, too, am happy that Spring is here. Congrats on completing the A-Z Challenge. Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Looks like Spring doesn't know it's actually Spring, because it felt like summer these past two days. :-( Thanks for stopping by Marilyn!

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  3. Congrats on completing the A-Z! That's a huge accomplishment! Yay for coaching your daughter's team, and good luck with the proofing. Have a great weekend! :)

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  4. Spring's arriving? Oh lovely. Mean's winter's heading my way. ;-)

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    1. Sorry. :-1 But I hear winter is beautiful in South Africa? I hear EVERYTHING is beautiful in South Africa.

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  5. Sympathies with the allergies hope its not too bad. Congrats on completing A-Z.

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    1. It's like you wait all year for flowers, and then when they get here they're killing you! Oy vey!

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  6. Congrats on completing!! I loved the stories I read and the characters I met on your blog - and will catch up on some more. Enjoy spring and keep writing:-)

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    1. Thanks Eli! I've enjoyed your posts as well. Great meeting you on the A-Z Challenge! :-D

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  7. I have missed reading your stories during AtoZ, but your theme looks interesting. Hoping to catch up now. Congrats on completing the challenge.
    -Shantala

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    1. Thanks Shanaya! You'll love them! I'm sure of it!

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