Z to A, in 26 Days.. & The Ghoul’s Gala

I’ve completed 900 posts just before this post. And I’m as usual, always in love with writing. I think it was my April that was most memorable, with a post corresponding to each letter of the alphabet written all month… So today, when I saw the calendar, I noticed that the month of November has 26 days, excluding Sundays. So I’ve decided each day, beginning NOVEMBER 1st, excluding Sundays, I’m going to write a post, themes corresponding to each letter of the alphabet, this time in reverse, from Z to A. I’m calling it the Z to A in 26 Days Challenge.

I’m inviting any blogger interested to take part in the challenge to try their hand at it. They can share their links as a comment in the corresponding posts and read other participating bloggers too. It’s just a writing challenge, so no limitations on the genre. Haikus, 55 fictions or long stories.. anything is fine. If anyone partaking in the challenge along with me, do mention it in the comment here. If many, I’ll fashion a simple badge for the challenge, to place along with your post!

Now, to such a month long party, I’m also planning a pre-party. With October 31st being a Sunday, and also Halloween, I’m hosting a costume party, the Ghoul’s Gala here at I Rhyme Without Reason. It’s an open house party again, all you’ve to do to enter is write a Halloween party post in your blog, get yourself a costume, and link back to the Ghoul’s Gala page on October 31st and you can join and visit other blog houses for trick or treating! The blog, as you’d have noticed, has already been themed for Halloween, so looking forward to seeing you all at the Gala.

Update on the Gala will be given on 29th October again. I’ll try to get in a Mr.Linky if possible, else the comments section can serve the purpose, since URLs are automatically linked. You can stop by at the Gala even if you’re not wanting to be part of the Z to A in 26 Days Challenge. All welcome!

Cheers and spooks,
Yours, the Amateur Poet,

Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

34 thoughts on “Z to A, in 26 Days.. & The Ghoul’s Gala”

  1. Leo,

    Count me in.. Happy to be part of such a wonderful challenge and I love this..

    Mr. Linky? I hope comments section will serve the purpose…

    55 words (No limitations on the genre, Haiku?) Am little confused on this..

    Waiting for your updates..

    –Someone Is Special–

  2. Oh this is fun, and for my part, I would love to join the fun, only, power outage became a common thing in this part of the world…else I can’t do a daily challenge….:(

    Anyways, will try my best to join coz I like the challenge!

  3. Congratulations on the 900 mark Leo the funniest thing about that is it probably doesn’t seem like a lot when the time passes like it does though does it?
    Due to all the college courses I’m taking I won’t be able to do your challenge but I will read all that I can…and visit regularly through it .you are a fine writer Leo and always a good read…take care!

    • hi 2Z Point, thanks for the wishes.. yeah.. doesn’t seem like a lot.. wan’t more, desire is always burning! 😀

      hey, you don’t need to do all posts if u are not able to 🙂 do what you can.. well n good if you can manage all 26 else whenever you can, check the letter and do for that if you want to 😀

  4. Get ready for 26 Haikus from Nanka et moi!!! 😀
    That makes it 52….. Wooohh!!! 😀

    Yes..yes…yes..yes…COUNT US IN ANYTIME!!! 😀

    And don’t say No….no…no….no…to our Ku’ing Idea….LOL 😀

    Got a lot to do Diwali week….visiting and all 😉 We’ll try to work it all out and do our very best!! 🙂

    Brilliant idea from our very own Jungle King!!! 😀 Best wishes for a successful start right up to the finish!!! 🙂

    I heart Badges!!! 😀 So am looking forward to a superduperfantasticallymagicallycolorfulartisticallymindblowingawesome badge!!! 😀 😀
    So hope you’re working on that right now 😉

    Is there a pot of gold at the end of this rainbow challenge?? 😀 😉

    • hehe.. good. counting you in for sure 😀 and won’t u get bored doing 52 haikus in a month 😉 LOL. well n good. anything you choose is fine by me 😀

      it was an idea to reincarnate.. the challenge from A to Z had happened in April 🙂 but I pray for that successful challenge too Rumz..

      now, I knew you’d not miss that “badge” part.. hehe.. sure.. will make a badge for the challenge and the preparty 😀 but I don’t know if it’ll be like what you said 😀

      pot of gold? donno.. but it’s a challenge 😉

  5. WHOA..
    now this Z-A 26 days challenge is a little tooo tempting to avoid I suppose AND it comes from our very own growling LEO..:)) How can I not join the parade???
    I just loooove celebration time and did I hear a PARTY????
    Especially this one cannot be the best without Casper and the friendly BHUT..RIGHT?????
    CONgrats Leo once again…And ATB tooo

  6. wow…nice idea Leo….!!!

    Am participating…but one thing…since i will not be available the next month completely…i will write them this month and schedule them accordingly..!!!

    nice thought dear…and yeah…i Lovd the April tooo…!!!!

  7. Wow! what an idea…very creative i must say!
    I would love to join you guys…might miss a few here and thr, so what…i would still like to participate 🙂

    Congrats on your 900 posts 🙂

  8. Sounds like a good time–I know April was quite the challenge. Many of the bloggers who have aspirations of writing novels will be participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in November so they will have pretty full plates with that. I happen to be one of that crowd. I did it last year and plan to do NaNo again this year.

    Also, I have cut back my blog posting days to 3 days per week as the 7 day schedule was preventing me from getting a lot of other things done.

    In any case, good luck, have fun, and I will try to drop in to see how the progress is going.

    Tossing It Out

    • I didn’t know of the NaNo, Lee.. but that’s ok 🙂 whoever will come will be welcomed 🙂 do drop by anytime.. April was quite the challenge and quite the fun too 🙂

  9. Hey Leo,

    i have recently started blogging so i don’t know if i can write all 26 posts like you guys.. but surely want to take part in this Z-A contest.. seems little bit inspiring thing to me.. in this way i can write something on my blog..

    Happy halloween

  10. 900 posts? awesome Leo 🙂 Z to A challenge seems very interesting but I dont think I can take part in it.. but we will get 26 posts to read from your side 🙂 Halloween party seems like a cooool idea.. let me think of some costume for it 😉

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