We’ve reached that time again — our semi-annual dip into insanity. In November it was NaNoWriMo. Now March is almost here and we’re ready (sort of) to tackle March Madness. You’re invited to join the challenge. Whatever your bookish endeavour — reading, writing, blogging or illustrating, etc. — you tell us what you want to achieveContinue reading “March Madness (i.e., #wipmadness) is almost here!”
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IT’S MARCH MADNESS TIME!
I wonder if there is such a thing as a literary masochist. There is a group of writers who tweet under the hashtag #wipmadness and spend all of March frantically dredging up words with which to reach writing goals during that span of thirty-one days. It’s something like a spring version of NaNoWriMo. NotContinue reading “IT’S MARCH MADNESS TIME!”
Are you focused on the future or fixated on the past?
Storms don’t last forever, and neither do vacations. If you’ve read my earlier posts this week (here and here) you’ll know I’ve been away all week, but today it was time to return home. As we sailed away from Vancouver Island the sky was reminiscent of the two storms we had experienced. Hurricane-force winds on MondayContinue reading “Are you focused on the future or fixated on the past?”
A Monday Admission
“There are times when nothing goes as planned…” Does that sound like an echo? Yes, I started my last post with the same words. Unfortunately this sentence doesn’t end as the previous one did, because I didn’t get my writing done. I had great intentions of visiting friends and family during the days, and catching upContinue reading “A Monday Admission”
Teetering on the Writer’s Brink
Teetering on the brink. It’s a cliché, but apt, because I’m getting ready to fall head first into March. I’m gonna be swamped; I just know it! But sometimes taking a deep breath and leaping is what it takes to get somewhere, and I definitely need to be somewhere other than where I am. I’veContinue reading “Teetering on the Writer’s Brink”
Of Red Mittens and March Madness
The lull after the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics was temporary. Less than two weeks later we welcomed the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games and out came the red and white flags and our red mittens again. We’re told that the audience for the Paralympics drew an international audience that set records for bothContinue reading “Of Red Mittens and March Madness”
A New Week
My March Madness
Remember NaNoWriMo — that month-long obsession with writing throughout November? Guess what? Denise Jaden has invited writers to join her for a similar project, March Madness… and I succumbed. Yikes!! Despite all my revision attempts this past year I haven’t been happy with one of my older manuscripts. March Madness will provide the opportunity forContinue reading “My March Madness”