Want to Accomplish Some Writing Goals This Month? Try Some March Madness

I know NaNoWriMo seems so far away. And spring fever might have you itching to close the laptop and spend some quality time outside. Pity your poor manuscript that needs to be finished. I've found the perfect motivational tool, and you might even win some prizes in the process.

My family competes every year to see who can get the most basketball picks correct for March Madness. I lose every year, since I'm not a big sports fan.

But I've found a better contest to join.

A group of five bloggers has teamed up to host March Madness. You get to decide your goal for the month--and it doesn't have to be huge like NaNoWriMo. Maybe you want to edit your manuscript, or finish a certain number of chapters. Perhaps you're brainstorming a new novel, or catching up on reading books in a particular genre. 
The way you win prizes is based upon being accountable. You'll check in by commenting on one of the five blogs each weekday, letting the group know how you're working toward your goal. Your name is entered in the drawing each time you comment.

Each blogger will share a short, but encouraging post on the days they host the contest. It's a great, low-pressure way to increase your output this month.

Here are the blogs to visit:

Anyone ready to give it a try?


  1. Looking forward to seeing you!


  2. Hi Debbie,
    You're so inventive in your quest for the stuff that makes good writing. The NaNoWriMo problem is one Bob Ray and I met head on last year with a post on our blog for Surviving NaNoWriMo. We got that post up when some friends got stuck. We think it's still apt for those looking at ways to get in gear and punch though that stall-point at 50 pages. Keep up the good work, Debbie. Jack

  3. Hi Jack-
    I'll have to link to your Nano post when we get into the fall. It would be good for people to really have a sense of what they're getting into. Thanks for the encouragement!




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