Stranger than Fiction

A.K.A. Beyond the Page

March Madness, Day 27.

How goes?

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:


Remember this:


If you question whether it’s all worth it:


Consider this:


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.

We write.



10 thoughts on “Stranger than Fiction

  1. Thanks so much for hosting this month, Tonette. It wouldn’t have been the same without you and I love all of your encouraging words and pictures. I’m still giving it my all to finish by the end of the month but it might just take everything in me!

    • Thanks for having me, Denise!

      This is a great community and it really kept me on my toes to come up with new material each week. Despite my busy schedule for the next while, I hope to maintain the blog as I did before.

      Looking forward to April with renewed energy. 🙂

  2. I also love Audrey Hepburn’s quote–Nothing is Impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m Possible.” Thanks for your words today. This month, for me, has been challenging. I’ve been really digging deep with this revision. So deep, I swear my keyboards are bloody. I had a hard path last week when someone else in my critique group got that ‘call’. But then, like my husband told me, “It’s not as if you’ve been querying.” Exactly. It’s like how can I be really down if I don’t get my work out there?

    Thanks so much for helping host this month!

    • Thank you, too!

      We’ve gotta keep on chugging.

      You (and your hubby) are right. We should all focus on getting our work out there. 🙂

      See you back in #WIPMadness next month.

    • You’re welcome! Thanks for joining the fray. Stay tuned on Twitter. We use #WIPMadness for continued support and, if schedules allow, we’ll have weekly check-ins for continued support.

      Here’s to a productive April. 🙂

  3. I’m enjoying this story, even if it’s taking me longer than it ought to get it done. My momentum is still forward, so that’s always a good thing. Thanks for all your encouragement this month.

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