Blogging from A to Z Challenge: U is for Underground

Blogging from A to Z April 2017 Challenge

For the first time, I’m participating in the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge! The concept is simple: Each day in April I’ll be blogging on a topic  starting with the letter of the day, beginning with A and progressing to Z by the end of the month. Posts will be short and will relate to my chosen theme: my new coming of age story, Rightfully Ours, released April 1.


U bloggingU is for Underground

When I began writing Rightfully Ours during NaNoWriMo 2010, without a clue as to what I was doing, I knew I was creating a story about, in part, buried treasure. Buried implies underground. I set the story near a natural gas well in an area with prevalent fracking. Fracking implies underground. Add the danger of a sinkhole – underground, naturally.

The connection seems quite obvious, but I didn’t put it together as I was writing. It wasn’t until many subsequent drafts later that my underground theme came to the surface. (Sorry. Couldn’t resist.)

With each of my novels, what I call this “writing magic” has happened. Themes materialize and connections are made, either by accident or the work of my subconscious – the underground of my waking, active thoughts.

Have you ever been surprised by connections brewing in your subconscious, whether in writing or in life?


A is for Algebra.

B is for Baking.

C is for Chastity.

D is for Doodling.

E is for Ectopic Pregnancy.

F is for Fracking.

G is for Gold.

H is for Hot Chocolate.

I is for iPodPlaylist.

J is for Jekyll and Hyde.

K is for Karst.

L is for Lentils.

M is for Medals.

N is for NaNoWriMo.

O is for Orchard.

P is for Pirates.

Q is for Quarrel.

R is for Resurrection Choir.

S is for Siblings in Stories.

T is for Treasure.


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6 thoughts on “Blogging from A to Z Challenge: U is for Underground

  1. None in my writing so far, although I’m not giving up hope of that happening (when I return to writing something other than my blog). But these things always seem to happen in life though; which is great.

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