Ta-da! Or some other form of trumpet voluntary ...
Here's the first step on the big blogging adventure which takes place every April: the A-Z Challenge. If you are new to this Challenge, more details can be found here. But, for those of you familiar with the process, today it's time for the theme reveal, for those of us who add to the difficulty factor in writing every day for a month (with Sundays off for good behaviour)!
At the end of last year's Challenge, I toyed with various ideas for a theme and kinda fell into one by mistake: I'm combining two things which I love - the jazz I was brought up listening to ... and writing. I've selected an A-Z of jazz tunes which I love and to which my parents introduced me (so many of them derive from 1930s musicals). I'm heading each post with a youtube clip to a version I like - some are classics, some less so - and I'm writing a short piece which was inspired by the music.
I hope you'll join me in listening to the tunes, enjoying some classics, maybe finding new versions, but especially to enjoy the tales they inspired me to tell. I'd love to receive your comments, but I'd particularly love for you to use the clips as inspiration for your own stories. If you'd care to share your links here, I'd be especially delighted (and honoured).
There've been some changes in structure to the Challenge this year, but I'm focusing on making the most of it this year and I hope to see many regular bloggers there, as well as meeting lots of new people.
Roll on April 1st - not because it's April Fool's Day, but because it's A for ... day.