A.K.A. Beyond the Page
March Madness, Day 27.
It’s been an interesting bit of Madness this year.
We talked about muses, favorite writing places and rituals, our health, revisions, and even the green-eyed monster.
There are a few days left. Did you reach your goals? Did you have surprise twists in your journey?
Now that the month is drawing to a close, for some, it’s time to take a breather. For others, just the beginning of a new month of writing challenges.
Yet, others might be at a standstill. Uncertainty seeps in and you’re all but ready to call it quits.
When the seeds of doubt start pestering you, it can manifest in different ways.
It’s easy to find distractions–or makes distractions for yourself that leads to procrastination.
Does that mean we stop? Sure, writers are known to be masochists, but we also keep going no matter what’s in our way.
Some people believe that writing is a solitary activity. Of course, there are certain aspects that one must go alone, but the process itself, the overall journey, March Madness is a perfect example that we are not alone in our creative endeavours.
So when you feel like this:
If you question whether it’s all worth it:
Don’t let the green-eyed monster get ya down.
From here on out, everything that happens in your writing career is up to you. Yes, there are people who will be there to support you along the way, but you need to press on. We have stories to tell and share.
As writers, it is our duty, privilege AND gift to the world.
Thank you for a wonderful March. We’ll continue unwinding the Madness tomorrow on Dawn’s blog.
March might be over soon, but know that we’re always here to continue #WIPMadness. It never ends, nor would we want it to. 🙂
Whether or not you hear me from your neck of the woods know that I’m always cheering you on.
We are writers.