Eons ago, I came across a book blog that was doing a neat little alphabet series of literature. A was for Aesop’s Fables, B was for British Literature, C was for Charles Dickens, etc. I loved the idea of an alphabet series and mulled over that for quite some time before ultimately placing it on the backburner as I couldn’t quite figure out what I wanted to do with it.
While brainstorming my upcoming monthly piece for the Hooray Collective (I post there once a month on the 30th), I thought about how I seem to be very comfortable writing more personal or creative pieces on that site rather than my own blog. I have a few theories about why that might be, but I think it all boils down to wariness about anything too personal or outside of the box getting misinterpreted when it’s posted alongside everything else I share on my blog.
I’ve been wanting to change that for a while, to break out of the own boxes I put myself in when it comes to writing here. I like challenging myself creatively when it comes to writing; it doesn’t even need to be a fictional piece for me to love exploring new ways to write things. I also love a new project (or a challenge) and have recently fallen in love with writing one-word titled pieces as a way to stretch some of my writing muscles.
Add all of that up and you get my latest blog project, The Alphabet Series. (A moment for applause over the creative title, please. )
I’ll be writing a series of one-word titled posts that each represent a letter of the alphabet. I’m not setting any limits or barriers or expectations about what these posts will be about or the format they’ll be in or how often they’ll be posted or even whether or not I’ll be doing it in alphabetical order. The point of this is to just start writing and let whatever happens, happen.
I can’t wait to see what I come up with.