Wednesday, March 15, 2017

#WritersLife Survey 5 - Critical Feedback

We all need feedback to improve our writing. So, this month's Writer's Life Survey Question #5 is all about our writerly friends and helpers.




Hey, I haven't heard much about the A to Z challenge - are you doing it this year? I considered it, but they've changed the procedure - NO LIST this year. 

I understand it's a huge undertaking to maintain the LIST, so I get why they want to try something new. Especially since it grows every year. Unfortunately, I wouldn't be able to get my post links on the website in a timely manner, since I can't go visit until after work or the weekends. This could be a good thing, though. Only serious participants will play. Good luck!

15 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Since I was the List Master, yes - it is a huge undertaking to maintain it. All the hosts were involved going through the list and I had to fix stuff on it. Since I'm not doing the Challenge this year (I'm just along as a veteran consultant) and the hosts didn't like the list anyway, we did away with it.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I love your surveys.

The A to Z is too much for me to keep up with anymore.

Crystal Collier said...

Yeah... I'm so not doing the A to Z this year. See my blog for the reason why. =) Cheese to anyone who is though--and may they NOT burn out.

mshatch said...

I probably won't be doing A-Z either this year. I have too much on my plate.

H.R. Sinclair, Southpaw said...

I think it's great they did away with the A-Z list. It reduces the pressure. I don't do it any more myself. It's gotten too big and requires too much time. :(

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tara - I'm on the opposite side of the fence - loved the list and I'm doing the A-Z ... but am unhappy about it being social media orientated it ... ie it's a blogging challenge - not a FB, or Tweeting one ... or others ...

But I'm doing it this year ... cheers and take care - Hilary

Theresa Milstein said...

I like the survey.

I only did A to Z once, I think. I just don't have the time.

Rhonda Albom said...

I always think I can do the A-Z posts quickly but it never happens. I do more than I plan. No A-Z for me this year.

Fida Islaih said...

I'm indirectly doing the A to Z Challenge.

Arlee Bird said...

I'm a sucker for any survey so I couldn't resist.

This year's A to Z experiment will be interesting. It's kind of the same but without the list--I say the same because I got to the point where I rarely actually used the list to visit posts and I was there to monitor. There could be a lot of time wasted on that list.

But we'll see what happens. Thanks for talking about A to Z.

Arlee Bird
Tossing It Out

Emilyann Girdner said...

I havn't done it yet and won't have time this year. But as always am wishing everyone luck!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

I already decided not to take part in this year's A to Z Challenge. All the best to those who decide to have a go at it in 2017.

Cathrina Constantine said...

I didn't do the A to Z last year and it felt like a burden was lifted off my shoulders. So I don't think I will do it this year...

Carrie-Anne said...

I'd already written almost all of the A to Z posts for my main blog when I found out there'd be no list this year. I hope it works well sans list, though I still have a lot of reservations.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

This is the first year in the last six that I haven't participated in A to Z. I love both of the writer groups I belong to outside of IWSG.