So today, everyone who's taking part in this year's A to Z Challenge can choose to reveal the theme they've chosen for this year. Last year I had a theme - it was all to do with writing, and I thought it was a great idea seeing as how the 1st April coincided with the release of my first novel (looking back, I feel like I probably wasn't the best person to dispense writing advice, given I'd only written one book, but oh well). I wrote about three quarters of my posts ahead of time, and I felt ridiculously organised for once. This year, I'm trying not to have a nervous breakdown. I did seriously consider pulling out, but then I thought - no. I've been looking forward to this challenge all year - I had so much fun last year, that I knew I just had to take part again. I have 1001 things to do in April (I'll go into more detail later in the week), but the fact is, I just can't pass up the opportunity to get out there and meet more awesome bloggers - I had such a blast last year and I can't wait to do it again.
So without further ado, my theme for this year's challenge is....
Heroes and Villains
I know it has very little to do with writing and that this is primarily a writing blog, but the fact is, characters fascinate me. I love a good character, no matter if they're good or bad - in fact, I've always been drawn more to villains/anti-heroes than to regular old heroes...so don't be surprised if it turns into more of a 'Villains' theme. I'm planning on exploring heroes/anti-heroes and villains from across the board - from books, films, comics etc. I'm currently toying with the idea of writing both a hero and a villain for each post, but I don't know if that will just be a whole load of extra stress...but let me know what you think! I know this is probably quite a generic topic, and that it's probably been done a thousand times before, but like I said, I adore characters and finding out what makes them tick, so this is the theme I'm sticking with for now.
And now, to go and write 26 posts before the 1st April...wish me luck!
What do you think of the 'heroes and villains' theme - is it overdone, or is there still room for little old me? How else do you think I could put a twist on this theme? What's your theme for this year's challenge?