Life Habits

My March Madness

I am not into following sports. I’m not against it, I would just rather play a sport than watch one. I do know that March Madness is about a basketball tournament, but for me, it’s something different. March has always been about spring coming and new beginnings, which is associated with excitement and getting out of winter. That’s what my march madness is about.

I’ve posted on here about National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) which is writing 50,000 words in the month of November. That’s kind of what I’m doing now. I actually already have the story written out, but I’m working on a revision and planning on having this draft finished by March 25th.

Writing a novel has been my dream since I was 9 and I’ve been writing stories since but never really finished one all the way through. A few years ago I finally trained myself (for a little while) to use the five or ten minutes I had between things and I wrote a story from beginning to end. I just skipped the parts that I didn’t have figured out or didn’t feel like writing, but I finished (mostly) a story!

Then it sat for a few years. Now, because of some of the help and goals I got from going to an awesome writing conference this year, I came up with my March Madness strategy. So I’ve spent this month revising that story that I “finished” and filling in the gaps. The goal is to have it complete (with no gaps) by the 25th so that I can have a few friends read it and give me feedback. I know it will need quite a few more drafts, but I’ll have a solid base I can work from and each draft will get easier.

So, I’d like to invite you to do your own. You can make it a March Madness and do it with the basketball tournament, or you can do it next month. Writers can do Camp NaNoWriMo, for April. You can make up your own deadline and time frame as well as the project. But I do challenge you to do something. This is my #hoptoitchallenge from my last blog post Hop to it Spring. So what’s yours?

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