Seeing the Forest for the Trees

A.K.A. Mountains and Molehills and WIPs, Oh My!

March Madness, Day 06.

TGIF, my lovelies!

If you’re fashionably late to the party, feel free to scoot over to Denise’s blog to see how this all works (goals, motivation, prizes galore).

As we’re close to wrapping the first week of the Madness that is March, how is everyone doing, so far?

Much like New Year’s Resolutions, sometimes we get super excited about all our plans only to find ourselves overwhelmed byΒ our predicament.

I’ve been bogged down since the start of the year with various writing commitments, overlapping deadlines and the increase in the decrease of my sleeping hours. (Oh, how I miss sleep!)

Despite all this, I knew I couldn’t miss out on hosting again for March Madness. This amazing writing community is like the energy drink that keeps on giving. I’m so happy the community, the family, is growing this year, as well.

Whenever you feel lost on your writing journey, know that we’re all here to help you find your way.

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It’s important not to lose sight of why we’ve all come together this March (and throughout the year with #WIPMadness) to support each other in the craft of writing and storytelling.

We are writers, hear us, well, type and write (and roar, if you’re feeling frisky).


There is method to our March Madness.

Be sure to check in every day for more support and encouragement. We’ll see you at Dawn’s blog tomorrow.

Until then, keep positive, keep laughing, and keep writing.

16 thoughts on “Seeing the Forest for the Trees

  1. Thanks for hosting, Tonette! I love this community too, and it definitely helps keep my motivation high. With Nano, I always have to make a certain word count, but with MM, just showing up and getting started is really the goal. And often once I get started, I’m eager to keep going. So I’m progressing a little slower with this, but I also feel my writing is stronger on this first draft for taking it a little easier. It’s all a growing experience…

    • I’ve always been a firm believer that the journey is as rewarding (and educational) as the destination. I’m constantly learning new things and how I can better myself as a writer. Much love for #WIPMadness!

  2. I was able to tackle the first chapter of my revision. Read up on cult’s and their leaders(research). Made lots of notes plus searched for more music to fit this project which is diverse/edgy/spirituals–if that makes sense!

    Thanks for hosting!

  3. Love that William James quotation! As much of a loner as I am, I’ve learned the value of community. This writing community in particular is always a comfortable, encouraging place.

    I hope you’re figuring out how to balance your schedule and can reach your goals AND get adequate sleep. We all need sleep!

    • Writing can be a very isolated activity, but I definitely search for those moments to break up the deafening silence (beyond the clacking of fingers to keyboard).

      If only there was such a thing as balancing adequate sleep with student life. Deadlines/project overlaps are finally easing up, so I’m grateful for that. πŸ™‚

  4. Hooray for Writing Communities! Agreed – It’s a huge help to not feel in all of this craziness on one’s own πŸ™‚

    Wrote a heck load today. Off to the gym. And then, let the weekend begin!!! Happy Friday all πŸ™‚

  5. Nice to meet you! I got derailed today!! And yesterday! By work. It does not help that my job has me writing for 99% of the time. My usual morning routine of writing for 30 minutes got pushed too much this week- and I couldn’t help it I have to make rent! But hopefully I can get back on track. Waaa.

    • Nice to meet you, too! πŸ™‚

      You’ll get back on track in no time. Life happens–and girl’s gotta eat, so work is important, as well. Feel free to commiserate, if you need to. The support system with our fellow WIPsters is outstanding whether it’s in March or any other time of the year.

  6. Today was a challenge as I’m under the weather, but I decided I’d show up at the desk, and see what I could come up with. In the end, I’m only a couple hundred words short of the word count I hoped I’d reach, so that’s something. I’ve read about writers who can produce words under any conditions, and while I’m working towards that, it just isn’t easy or natural for me to do so when I’m not feeling well. Still, I guess it’s good training, as deadlines wait for no writer, or something like that…

    These check-ins really do help!

  7. A day late, but I’m checking in! Thanks for the encouragement! I’m a bit behind on my goals due to my computer dying, but am figuring out how to get around that πŸ™‚

    • Ah, the creature comforts. I find myself able to write more with a computer, but I’ve found refreshing progress when I occasionally write by hand (especially, when it’s too cumbersome to bring a laptop to more remote areas). Inspiration is everywhere. Glad you’re finding alternatives to get the words out. πŸ™‚

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