April means the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge! Last year, I didn’t participate, as I was in the process of moving and settling in during the month of April, so I was very busy. However, I did the challenge in 2015.
When I did the challenge before, I wrote 26 short stories related to Ariadne, and it turned into a kind of story. You can read all 26 parts here. You’ll even learn a little bit about the main character of my debute novel, Solona Knight.
So, what am I going to do for this year’s challenge? I’m not sure. They haven’t announced the theme yet, but we don’t have to follow the theme. We can do our own. I won’t be doing the same thing I did two years ago. I may do something about science, or I might do something about writing. Or I may do flash fiction based on words that begin with each letter of the alphabet. I don’t know yet.
So, I’d like to ask you. Do you have any suggestions for what I could write about? Also, are you participating? Let me know in the comments below.
After a lot of thought while washing dishes, I’ve finally come up with an idea for my YouTube channel’s focus and name.
The new name? Jay Dee’s Journeys. I might change it a bit, but that’s basically about what I want to call it.
Why Journeys? My main focuses are on travel and books. Travel is obvious, of course. But as far as books go, they are a kind of journey to another world or place. And since I read and write mainly science fiction and fantasy, those often have an aspect of travel.
What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.
And before I forget, I made a video yesterday, but haven’t edited it yet. I’ll also have another video today. Expect them sometime later today.
Last month, a new restaurant opened in Yamato, just north of Fujisawa, the city I live in. It’s a dinosaur themed restaurant. While my sister is here, we’re going to eat there.
Japan has a few themed restaurants. There’s a ninja restaurant in Tokyo that you need to reserve more than two weeks ahead. There’s a Gundam themed restaurant in Tokyo, as well.
Have you ever eaten at a themed restaurant?
I thought it was time for a new header, and what better time to change it than this month with the amazing images we’ve been receiving from New Horizons. The header comes from this image:
It’s the first clear full colour image of Pluto taken just before the flyby. It’s a historic image, so I thought it was appropriate.
I’ve been thinking I’ll change the header every so often, and once I get a good number of headers, I might make them random. So each visit you make will show you a random header image. What do you think?
Well, I missed the A to Z theme reveal a couple days ago, but I’ll do it anyway. On April 1st, the A to Z Challenge begins, and I need something to write about. Well, I finally decided what to do.
I’ll be writing very short flash fiction stories, which I said before. However, there will be an overall theme. In these stories, the A to Z part will be the main character’s profession. But that’s not all. These stories will all take place on Ariadne. This will introduce you all to the world in small snippets, but it won’t give away what’s going on in that world. You’ll see some place names, maybe. You’ll see hints about what life is like there. It should be interesting.
And tonight, my theme is to get caught up on all those comments!
If you’re a regular visitor to this blog, you may notice something different. I’ve finally changed the theme!
Over the next few days, I’ll be making adjustments, so what you see now may be slightly different later. I want to reorganise the sidebars, and I may take advantage of feature posts to draw your attention to posts I really want you to read.
I’m finding one thing interesting. I can set a feature image for every post now. I doubt I’ll do that, as I want it to look fairly clean. But who knows?
So, what do you think of the new design?