Reference to Tangent: I knew what I wanted to do with the last post of the challenge but I didn’t know what to call it. So I opened a dictionary and started going through words with Z. I couldn’t find anything I liked and then randomly the word ‘zuski’ came into my head. I Googled it and this is what it said:


Now I don’t know how ‘appropriate’ the word or the definition are, but for my purposes, it works and at the end of the day, it is that that matters the most.

t-10 days: Oh theme reveal means I have to reveal MY theme. I had thought…oh never mind…what do I talk about…oh god I haven’t thought this through…stories…yeah let’s talk about stories. Those are easy to come up with, right? Yes, okay…stories it is. Wait I have to write a post about this now?

t-5 days: I don’t have anything for E. Oh curse the alphabet, curse E and curse F. For good measure, curse the bloody business of writing.

t-3 days: Okay…deep breaths…this is going to work. You have the first week sorted. Phew!

t-2 days: I don’t want to do this. Why did I take this challenge? I hate everything I have written. Reminds me of Gandalf screaming – YOU SHALL NOT PASS.

d-day: Yay! Journey begins…so excited. I’m going to read everything and I am going to find awesome new writers and readers and everything is going to be unicorns and rainbows.

d+5 days: Nobody is saying anything. No one is liking my posts. I am a bad writer. I can’t write. Why did I become a writer again?

d+7 days: I got a well done…I GOT A WELL DONE…okay Suchita calm self please. Aaaaaaaaa…breathe…breathe…

d+13 days: Half way through – I’m glad there is a break day. This daily posting is taking a toll on me.

d+14 days: I am not planning posts anymore. I’m going to wing it.

d+15 days: Just kidding. Okay let’s see what I have so far…

d+16 days: Dad liked my post…hey this isn’t so bad…

d+18 days: First post in this challenge that I wasn’t a 100% sure of but I published it nonetheless and guess what…the world did not explode. Except that moment of anxiety and panic…well it’s a good thing it’ll be buried under the other alphabets.

d+20 days: It is T already and I have nothing for X and Y. Now I get why the definition of ‘zuski’ made so much sense to me. I don’t want to be prepared…I suppose I am winging it.

d+21 days: Oh so that’s why A to Z Challenge has that ‘Survivor’ badge. Goodness gracious I feel like I’m drowning. Okay I’m going to stop reading blogs till this is over.

d+24 days: I canNOT wait for this to end. I have started to hate the very sight of my blog. ARHG!

d+26 days: I did it. Suchita you did it. You got through twenty-six posts. You got over yourself and clicked that ‘publish’ button. It got easier the closer you came to ‘Z.’ Now you have a blog you can be proud of.

PS: I am writing this in case you forget and fall into the self-pity abyss – YOU PASSED.


6 thoughts on “Zuski

  1. taht is an interesting post.
    Congratulations on completing the competition on a high
    Twinkling Tina Cooks


  2. hahaaa… loved it!!! definitely my story too! i still get palpitations thinking about April coz i winged it – writing daily a post was like… WHY did I do this! and yes, so much self doubt 🙂 thank you for sharing this! I will be back to read the others.
    btw, congrats on surviving, and completing the AtoZ on a high! your writing is delicious!



    1. Delicious – didn’t think someone would use a food related compliment for my writing. I feel so cool! Thank you and I hope your opinion doesn’t change once you have read the other posts 😛


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