Well, here we are on the last day of this year’s challenge, and I’ve got zilch. That’s right, for the letter Z, I have nothing, zero, zip, nada, nix, rien, nil, the big goose egg, empty handed, drawn a blank–I could go on, but you get the picture. Zilch is just another word for nothing, but it seems so much more final than many of its synonyms.
I thought about many other Z words, but seriously when I considered zoo, zoology, Zeke, zero, zip, or zinnia, I got zilch. I couldn’t think of a single interesting thing to say that hasn’t been said before. Zoom-zoom was out of the question because I HATE that commercial. Enough said. So, for my last post, I’ll speak of nothing.
For the last few days, I’ve been dwelling on disappointment, and I’ve come to realize I have nothing to be disappointed about. Zilch! While it’s true that my latest novel, Hello Again, didn’t garner enough nominations to be published by Kindle Press, it will still be published by me, and hopefully will sell well. If you haven’t had a chance to read the excerpt and nominate it, May 1 is the very last day. You can check it out here.
In my life, I’ve spent way too much time on regret, and that’s done zilch for my career, my self-esteem, or my long-range plans. Dwelling on the past does nothing for you. People are supposed to learn from their mistakes, but we don’t. Who remembers the first time they had too much alcohol and spent the night “dying” next to the great white telephone? My hand is up; is yours? Do you remember begging God to let you live and you’d never do it again? Uh-huh, and did you? Yup. All those prayers did zilch for you when fraced with peer pressure and alcohol, although, truth be told, I don’t overdo the way I did in my early twenties when I was young and carefree. Recoovery takes SO much longer now.
So, for today, I’ve got zilch–No regrets. I enjoyed the A to Z Challenge and hope to see you all again next year. This isn’t my last post–I’ll be around at least twice a week if you care to keep visiting, but now, for the last time, please hop over to the A to Z Challenge List to check out other incredible blogs.