In April I like to join a challenge called the A – Z Blogging Challenge. Every day during April, except Sundays, I’ll write a blog post. The challenge is to stick to a broad theme and follow the alphabet throughout the month.
The first blog post must be about a subject that starts with A, and also relates to my theme. The second blog post must be about a subject that starts with B. And so on throughout the month. A and B are usually pretty easy, but I have to think hard when I get to Q, and X, and Z.
This year they’ve asked us to reveal our theme during the last week of March. I’m writing a mystery novel, The Sanity of Strawberries, set inside Fulton State Hospital. Since I love research even more than writing, I’ve learned a lot about mental illness, the hospital, and the history and theory of mental health treatments.
My theme for April will be Sanity and Insanity.