The A-Z challenge ended over a week ago, but now it’s time to reflect on how it went for me. Basically…really well. I had a lot of fun writing up each of the posts. In fact, most of the time I was about a week ahead on having them written and scheduled. It went a lot better than the first time I participated. I had a theme both times, so I don’t think that’s part of it. But, the first year I chose a theme that required me to do research, a good bit of it. This year, I focused on characters already established in my various series. I really enjoyed digging into their back stories and sharing pieces of them.
From my BC Security series, we had:
Alex Connelly – Alex comes homes after his parents’ deaths but finds something he wasn’t expecting
Casey Brannigan – Casey meets Marie for the first time
Declan Portor – When Declan’s mother dies, he goes home to find things worse than he expected
Hannah Connelly – Hannah’s reaction when her mother goes missing(events during Guarding the Heart)
Piers Quincey – Piers and Xavier realize they’re both carrying feelings for the other
Rowan Portor – Rowan meets Alexandra(Declan’s parents’ story)
Xavier Urban – Things fall apart between Xavier and Piers
Vivienne Quincey Vivienne(Piers’ mother) deals with feelings about son enlisting in Marine Corps
Xavier Urban(take 2) – this is the final in the arc starting with Piers and Xavier’s first post. Xavier faces Piers for the first time since their falling out.(events during Guarding the Heart)
And from my Flames & Hunter family series:
Finn Reddick – Finn deals with learning his mother is leaving his father
Giovanni Magaldi – Giovanni gets ready to interview new bartender for his family’s pub(events during Flames of Restoration)
Megan Luzat – Megan deals with a lot of changes in he life.
William Boroughs – William welcomes two of his cousins to a family gathering
Dillon Yates – Dillon greets a new colleague
From my Gilbert, Co series:
Erik Matthews – Erik answers questions about his son after his daughter-in-law is killed
Kellie Caldera – Kellie welcomes new doctor to clinic(events during Healing the Heart)
Leann Rudler – Leann meets Rick and his son
Olivia Stevens – Olivia tries to deal with feelings about stepson
Patrick Williams – Patrick tries to come to grips with feelings about mother & stepmother
And from my Kurztown series:
Brian Sharrock – Brian rushes home for birth of his daughter and tries to reconcile having to return to law school
Lila Correlli – Lila deals with feelings of leaving home town and best friends
Joel Holland – Joel learns son was in car crash and tries to handle
Nila Siddell – Nila and Julian start dating and have to deal with attitudes of their small town
Susan Holland – Susan tries to deal with changing feelings for her best friend
Trisha Gosslar – Trisha wants to tie everything up in her last days.
Zachariah Sarrano – Zachariah gets word of wife and daughter in accident and rushes to hospital
I had a lot of fun writing these but am glad the month is over. Of course, now I’m participating in the Story a Day challenge, so really I’m pretty much continuing it. Now, time to start thinking on what next year’s theme will be.