Monday, March 21, 2016

Theme Reveal for the A to Z Challenge 2016




I was skeptical about signing up for the A to Z challenge for this year because of two reasons. One was that my muse seems to be having a mind of its own, coming and going as it pleases. And no amount of tears or hair pulling or caffeine induced hazes seems to bring back when I so need to. The other is that I had participated for the first time last year and knew how taxing it can be. I didn't want to abandon it halfway through. 

Anyway after much deliberation and going back and worth thinking whether to join or not, one day I decided to surprise myself and signed up for the challenge on a spur-of-the-moment decision. Now the next thing to ponder on was whether I should stick to a theme or go randomly like I did last year. Now a challenge is called a challenge for a reason. So I decided to go one step further this year and thought that I will stick to a theme. 

I have loved writing on a lot of topics before, but for this year's challenge, I wanted to do something special and different. Something that is close to my heart, something that has always made me think. I want to write about women. The woman who inspires, the woman that we aspire to be. She is a mother, daughter, sister, wife, lover, girlfriend, friend. She faces a battle daily, sometimes with her own self, sometimes with the world that she lives in. You can find her in me, in you, in the women all around. She may be broken, she may be shattered into a million little pieces but she will always find it in herself to gather herself and go on. Maybe for just another step, maybe for just another day. And if she is really lucky, for the rest of her life. 

So, without much further ado, my theme for this year shall be:

"She is You"

I am planning to start each alphabet with a woman's name and will try to convey emotions and stories of each of them. I want to experiment and try doing this through fiction and poetry. Though the stories and the women are fictitious, I hope to convey the dilemmas that every one of us have come across in real life at some point or the other. 26 women, 26 stories. For now I'm keeping my fingers crossed! This journey is going to be one of learning for me. Wish me luck :)

33 comments:

  1. Wow! That's a captivating theme! Looking forward to your posts. :)
    My theme reveal post is here

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    1. Thank you :) I shall be checking out your posts too!

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  2. Sounds like a great theme. I'm not participating this year --- got too much on and have lost my writing mojo. I am looking forward to following others though

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    1. I seem to have lost my writing mojo too. This would be a good way to get over it. Come, join!

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  3. Very cool. I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

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  4. That's cool. I would definitely stop by. Have a rocking April.
    *Shalini @Something's Cooking!*

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    1. Thank you, Shalini :) I love your themes too!

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  5. Wow! That's a very interesting theme :) I am excited to read your posts! :D

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  6. Awesome! Last year mine was something similar too. Waiting to read yours. :)

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    1. Was it? I'm heading over to your blog right away then :)

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  7. Wow... this is so interesting... your stories will be awaited every day..:)

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  8. Great theme! I can't wait for your posts!

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  9. Exquisite theme, one I can relate too. I guess I'll begin my truce with this blog through this challenge. All the best, looking forward to April! :)

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    1. Thanks so much and welcome to my blog! Do visit :)

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  10. thats some serious decision to scribble... keep going

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    1. Fingers crossed for now :) Thank you.

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  11. Interesting. 26 stories or poems.
    Good to visit your site as a part of my A to Z visits. My theme Blog Promotion
    Welcome to A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2016 - Co-Participant - Nrao - NRao Blogs 1109
    @knoltweet
    NRao Blogs - 2016 A to Z Challenge Blog Posts
    Management Theory Review

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  12. Why not write about real women and inspiring stories about them instead of imaginary ones? That would be more powerful no?

    I will have my eyes on this space of yours and I'm looking forward for your April posts.

    A to Z Challenge - Theme Reveal

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    1. Finding one woman each whose name starts with each of the alphabets would be no easy feat! So I'm trying to convey real stories through fiction :) Thank you!

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  13. Creative take on the theme. Here from the A-Z reveal and wish you all the best for the challenge.

    Nilanjana.
    Ninja Minion, A-Z 2016
    Madly-in-Verse

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  14. This sounds like a great theme.
    Looking ahead, maybe you can eventually collect all these pieces and publish them in an anthology.
    See you around on the A to Z circuit!
    Writer In Transit

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    1. That's something I haven't thought of. Thanks for the idea though! All the best to you too :)

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  15. Lovely theme Aathira :) Looking forward to reading your posts. All the best :)

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    1. Thank you, Reema! Good luck to you too :)

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