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.
Z is for Zero Sum Game
In Rightfully Ours, the messy resolution to discovered treasure could be called a zero sum game. No party is completely satisfied with the end result. Compromises are made, deals struck. But in the end, it’s mostly favorable to all.
Sometimes in life, we comes across the proverbial “win-win,” but more often, there are trade-offs that we must accept. As I sit typing, I look out the window at our beautiful yard located close to highways, activities, and amenities. The trade-off? Traffic noise. Dirt. Proximity to neighbors. (I guess that can be a plus or a minus, depending on your neighbors.)
I’d call the Blogging from A to Z Challenge closer to a win-win than a zero sum game. For me, having experienced it for the first time, it did require a daily commitment to posting and sharing. Therefore, it ate up some of my time. However, I thoroughly enjoyed the process!
- It helped remind the that I can make time for writing each day.
- It helped me to re-discover writing that just flows from my fingertips without being overthought, over-planned, or over-edited.
- It also introduced me to other bloggers and their posts and comments, which both enriched me and brightened my day.
I will definitely consider the A to Z Challenge again!
What’s your take on the A to Z Challenge? What did you like about it? What didn’t you like?