F is for Fail (at the Alphabet, of course)

Most of you know I’m participating in the A to Z Challenge.

What you don’t know is that my incompetence knows no bounds (and my brain knows no alphabet). After writing “E is for Exit, followed by a bear” on Tuesday night, for posting Wednesday, I came down with a mild flu. Last night I dragged myself out of bed in order to write today’s entry: “E is for Eggbeater” – completely missing the fact that today is actually F…not E.


As in…Fail.

So today you get two entries for the price of one. The first on Eggbeaters, now subtitled “In Which The Author Attempts To Push Through Influenza And Accomplish Her Mission Unscathed” and now this one, rather appropriately on-topic, titled “F is for Fail” or “Why The Alphabetically Challenged Ought Not Attempt Posting From A to Z.”

Of course, it might be that I posted the initial entry on purpose in order to use “F is for Fail.” This might all be an elaborate ruse to make you think I’m embracing my inner blonde in order to make you appreciate the clever way I pulled out of my mistake.

Then again, it might just be that I, like Marcus Brody, can get lost in my own museum.

Yeah, I’m going with option #2.

4 thoughts on “F is for Fail (at the Alphabet, of course)

  • April 7, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Only a writer would think to use as the topic the very word that seemed to subjugate their efforts to write about a topic.

    • April 7, 2011 at 7:14 pm

      Pretty much, yep! Funny that it was the first thing that came to mind 🙂

  • April 7, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Don’t “beat” yourself up (pun intended, since you’re writing about egg’beaters’, lol) about missing a letter in the alphabet for this A to Z challenge. Many, if not all writers get that mind flu or writer’s block from time to time as well, so you’re not alone in the quest to write, blog and complete a challenge.

    Hey, I wrote a post for letter C on Sunday and before I hit the “Publish” button, I realized that the A to Z Challenge skips Sundays so each week goes from Saturday to Monday.

    I’ve noticed some participants not following this and posting on Sunday anyway, but being a former Honor Roll student, I like to play by the rules, or at least some of them, especially when it comes to participating in a group effort.

    So, if the host (Tossing It Out) says no Sundays, then I’m not posting on Sundays! lol.

    The point of this is that hey, I met a “Fail” when I almost posted my A to Z challenge entry on the wrong day.

    That’s just as wild as missing a letter, you know.

    • April 7, 2011 at 7:15 pm

      Thanks Nicole! I’m glad to know everyone else has those moments too. I was so proud of myself for getting my post done despite the flu…and then it cracked me up to realize I’d missed the letter. LOL.

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