Apr 30, 2011

Z is for Zeal

Here we are. 26 blog plosts and a full month on. It's safe to say this has been a roller coaster month for me with some bad lows and some epic highs. There were times when I wondered if it was worth the hassle of thinking up a new post every day, and every time I told myself that it was. Why? Zeal.

I love writing. I love the late nights, the research, the furious rush to get just another hundred words written, the creation of characters, the shaping of a story, even the feeling of punching keys as I type. There's almost nothing else I'd rather be doing than writing. Since I was very young, it's what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.

Over the last month I've met so many new people who share my zeal for writing and I've been welcomed by them all. It's humbling to be a part of a community that is so open and helpful. This is especially true now that I've signed on with WiDo Publishing for the release of my first book. I'm grateful to be part of such a team, and to have so many people in my life, online and otherwise, to share in my journey as I share in theirs.

Well done to everyone in the challenge, and thank you for sharing.


  1. Paul, congratulations to you as well. It has been a pleasure meeting you and getting to know you thru your blog posts and comments on my blog. Thanks and I look forward to staying connected.

  2. Congratulations on completing the challenge. Aren't we clever! I know exactly what you mean about the writing thing, right down to the tapping on these keys.

  3. Congrats on making it to the end of the alphabet! One of my very favorite things about the Blogging Challenge was the opportunity to meet people like you. :)

  4. Congrats on reaching the finish line and your deal!
    Amazing challenge, wasn't it...