Theme Reveal #AtoZChallenge #SundaySalon
Happy Sunday! Sunday Salon is hosted by Deb at ReaderBuzz. Check out her post and the links to see what other bloggers have been up to in the last week.
I’m skipping my usual Sunday Salon format this week.
Instead, I’m revealing my theme for the 2023 A to Z Challenge.
The A to Z Challenge asks bloggers to post 26 posts, one for each letter of the English alphabet, in April. Most of us choose to make these posts on a particular theme.
Like last year, I chose a theme that coordinates with the novel that I’m writing — a novel about American women codebreakers in Washington, D.C., during World War II.
For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I’m going to use the alphabet to lead us through stories about what was going on in Washington, D.C. in 1943. Thousands of people, many women, moved to the area to fill the jobs in the capital that were needed by a nation at war.
They worked a lot. Most government workers put in 48-hour weeks with Sunday as their only off day. They had one holiday during the entire year of 1943, Christmas Day.
Even with that, life in the capital city wasn’t all work. We will explore events that residents might have attended, news that they read about in their morning papers, radio shows that they listened to, and much else about what it was like to be living in Washington, D.C. in 1943.
I enjoy the A to Z Challenge, but only if I’ve completed all (or nearly all) of the posts before April 1. It’s much more fun to visit the other participating blogs when my posts are already complete. I’m doing pretty well on that front. I wrote my S post this morning.
Are you participating in the A to Z Challenge this year?
Your novel sounds very interesting. Good luck with all the work required to finish, and we know you can in record time! Have a good week.
You are much further along in your preparation than I am. I also aim to get ahead at this time of the year. I still need to finish my list of movies that I am featuring for my challenge. I have the A Post done and a few more started. I am looking forward to your theme. I love Washington D.C. and am curious to hear about this very specific history.
Joy, this challenge sounds like a perfect way to add a bit of serendipity to our posts. You have been able to use this challenge to push ahead in your novel, and that’s lovely, too.
For me, writing, even when it doesn’t result in something amazing, is a delight, almost like the fun others (apparently) get from going to a loud, out-of-control party. Fun for me is play, and writing is play.
I have never done the A to Z challenge because I don’t think I can come up with that many topics! What a great and creative way to work on your novel.
This will be an educational and interesting theme! See you in April.
Stopping in from A-to-Z: https://brewingcoffeetwistingwordsbreakingpencils.ca/2023/03/06/subject-matter/
This sounds absolutely incredible, and I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
Looking forward to reading yours. This the first year I’m attempting to write a complete story through the A to Z’s, you’re absolutely right. I need to get it all written before April 1st. That is the greatest challenge. I’m up to the letter O.
That’s quite the challenge! I’m looking forward to all the posts.
Wishing you a great reading week
Great theme again! Looking forward to reading this and I agree, it’s better to write our own post in advance 🙂
And people today complain about their work week. A lot of people aren’t as tough as they were years ago.
That sounds like a very difficult challenge. I’ll read your posts and see if I can think of anything for next year. Ha!
You’re novel sounds really interesting!! And well done on being so prepared!
Have a great week!
Amazing! I really enjoyed your theme last year, I’m happy you are back 🙂 Looking forward to all the details you will share with us! 🙂 Preparing ahead of time and scheduling posts is a good way of doing it.
The Multicolored Diary
I look forward to reading more.
What an interesting theme, and I look forward to your posts. Congratulations on having done so many posts in advance!
I am always interested in home accounts of counties at war and kniwvlittle about the USA at that time. So,look forward to reading your posts
Sounds like you’ve done a lot of research for your novel. Good idea for a theme. You’re off to a good start. I’ve barely done anything, but I’ve at least laid out my posts which now I need to develop..
Have a great April A to Z.
There seems to be a rush of novels set in ww2 at present. Good luck with yours!
Ikm looking forward to reading your posts… great theme
I find stories like this really interesting. I look forward to visiting your blog during April. Luv Lu x
Relief Printed Alphabet Squared
What an interesting theme… I’m also writing for my 8th year at https://everyonehasafamilystorytotell.wordpress.com/
OH! I love history themes for the A to Z. Always something interesting.
Looking forward to seeing what you post all month.
I know pretty much nothing about Washington so I am sure to learn something from you this challenge!