Monday, January 26, 2015

Thinking about the A to Z Challenge?

Today's the day! Head over to the website and sign up for the Blogging A to Z Challenge! If you haven't heard of it, where have you been! No, seriously. :)

Okay, the challenge is to blog every day in April (except for Sunday) starting with A and ending on Z. Some people do it backwards, but some kind of order helps.

We were asked to give some tips to anyone who might be new this year:

1. plan ahead and schedule your posts so you can visit and enjoy the month
2. pick a theme you will have fun sharing
3. keep it short and simple
4. if possible, ask a question to encourage comments

I've been thinking about this year's A to Z Challenge since May of 2014. Last year I planned on doing X-Files for my theme. Unfortunately, I'm only half way through the show on Netflix. There are still 5 seasons to go and I just can't finish before April. My thought is all or nothing. How can you adequately cover something you haven't watched all of in a long time?

So, I've chosen a new topic.

Science Fiction Movies from the 80s!

Here are my rules for what I'll cover.
  1. It has to be science fiction or fantasy from the 1980s 
  2. It has to be a movie I've personally watched (most of them in the 80s when they came out)
As I made my list I revisited lots of favorites. Some silly, some scary and a bunch that fell somewhere in the middle. My goal was at least 2 movies per letter. There were some letters that I couldn't find (or remember) a movie from the 80s so I chose one from the 70s or early 90s. Hey, you do what you've got to do.

There are many of my "favorites" that didn't make the list because of the restrictions I set. If I could find 2 movies from the 80s I used them instead of the ones I loved. Rules, sometimes I try to follow them. ;)

(I may throw in a bonus paragraph every once in a while to highlight my new novel FADE INTO ME that was released last week.)

Hope you'll join me in April to revisit some great and some not so great movies. 

What are you blogging about in April?

16 comments:

  1. Sounds like a very cool A to Z theme! I'll be sure to visit!

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  2. Very cool theme! And two movies for each post?! Can't wait to read about them all!

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  3. Great Theme. I joined but don't know what I'm going to do yet.

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  4. Thanks! I'm excited to do this theme. Hopefully it will generate some good conversation.

    @Cathrina pick something you love! That's my best advice. If you love what you're talking about your readers will too.

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  5. That's too bad you aren't doing the X-Files. I think I'd like a refresher and it'd be like a stroll down memory lane. I liked many of the show's episodes.

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    1. I hope to do X-files next year. It just took longer than I thought to rewatch all the episodes. I'm nearing the end of season 5 now, but I feel I should watch all of them so I can post with more authority. :) It's been so long since I've watched them! So, be patient and next year we can stroll down memory lane with Fox and Scully.

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  6. Sounds like a cool theme. I just signed up and I already have my theme in mind, so I just need to start getting the posts done.

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  7. That is awesome!! I like your theme. We might overlap on a couple items. Be curious to see if we do. (My theme is something else, but it will feature some science fiction movies. And a million other things.)

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  8. So I'm curious to see how many of the movies you post about are ones I've seen. There have been some... uh... questionable sci-fi and fantasy movies from the 80's even the 90's. But there were a few that will remain forever in my heart perfect as they are :-)

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    1. I know! There will be some movies in my posts that I didn't particularly care for, but that will be part of the fun I hope. Get some good discussion going. :)

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  9. April will be just like March, just like February, and just like January. I like my mishmash/hodgepodge combo of things and days. I even came up with a what if question for X!

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  10. Congrats on the new book! I think I might do the A-Z this year. Though, I'm insane to try- I'm way behind on my blog already!

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  11. Congrats on the new book! I think I might do the A-Z this year. Though, I'm insane to try- I'm way behind on my blog already!

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  12. I'm holding my theme in secret until reveal day but yours sounds interesting.

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