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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Madness Ahoy!

The Madness begins on Thursday. Not that it ever ended; if you've been around on Twitter you might know about #WIPmadness, a community where we set monthly goals for reading and writing and try our best to reach them. Writers take turns hosting weekly check-ins. It's very motivational. It helps us keep in touch with ourselves, our hopes and our plans. The wonderful positive energy is held and we all strive to do our best. It's a type of Callahan's: shared pain is lessened, shared joy is increased. And we write.

Tomorrow, February 29th, Denise Jaden will be hosting the official goals thread. We state our intent. And then, on March 1st, the madness begins in earnest. Daily we check in with our progress. We encourage each other. And to top it all off, there will be prizes for participating!

So, come join in on the fun. I'll be hosting Monday check-ins and even offering two of the prizes. It's not quite NaNo, but it's something. Today I heard another writer refer to a completely different project as "Beautiful Chaos". I like to think of it as creating a magical space within the eye of the storm that is our lives and keeping it going for all of March.

Join us! It'll be fun, I promise. *cackles*
... Oops. Sorry. I'm not allowed to cackle in public anymore.

Hope to see you there!


  1. Hey, guys. Guess I'll be the first. My goal was 40,000 words this month which is 1290 words a day. I wrote 2058. So...good start!

    Good luck everyone!

    1. Hi Brandon,

      Actually, the goals sign up is here at Denise's blog:

      And today's check-in is hosted here at Anne's blog:

      Hope to see you there! The host changes daily. I'll be posting on Mondays.


    2. I know, I know. Sorry for screwing it up. I was so excited I just hit the first link!

    3. No worries, Brandon. Glad to see someone as excited as I am! ^__^

      If you use Twitter, we can often be found at the Hashtag #wipmadness.

      - Laura

  2. Oh, I'm on Twitter.