Thursday, March 17, 2016

Day 17 SOL 16: The Real March Madness

It's March Madness.  Despite my current fascination with fantasy sports, I'm really not much of a March Madness fan.  Short of watching a few Buckeye basketball games, I really don't watch much college basketball.

Though I've hardly watched a game, I decided to join our family's bracket challenge hosted by my nephew.  I tell the family I add a little extra challenge as to get beat by someone like me would surely be worse than losing.  They don't seem as worried as I think they should be.  

It's March Madness so my husband is kicked back in his chair flipping between at least four different channels.  DirectTV has helped him by creating a composite channel that combines several games on one screen.  After all the years we've been married, I've come to expect the world to come to a stop for basketball during this month.  How did we do this before the DVR?  

While the rest of the world thinks the madness in March is basketball, those of us working to write every day know what the real madness is.  We know that the real madness is trying to think about something to write each and every day.  We know the real madness is working the bracket of blogs to get everywhere to leave a comment.  We know the real victory will be making it to the end of the month with 31 posts.  

We can do it.

For the month of March I will be participating in the March Slice of Life Challenge hosted at Two Writing Teachers.  It will be a busy month of writing, commenting, and learning with this community.  Stop by today's link up to join the conversation or find some great reading.


  1. I mentioned to my daughter last night that I was tired of writing slices. She replied, "You don't have to do it, Mom," which was met with my emphatic reply, "But I want to." Thanks for this reminder that we're all looking for the real victory that arrives on March 31, even as we engage in our own version of March madness. I'm feeling more hopeful now that there are only 14 days left to write!

  2. And it really is madness!!!! Yikes! Every year, about this time, I vow I am never doing this again!

  3. Yes, the real victory will be seeing post 31! Thank goodness we are halfway there. I like how you connected basketball madness to writing madness.

  4. It is March Madness...but I am glad we call it a challenge! It is good to be past the halfway point! We CAN do it!

  5. You are doing great in keeping up with all your "writing madness"!! I think it is quite an accomplishment to write something every day in March. I enjoy this time of year when I get to read all the Slices!! Keep up the good work.

  6. Time seems to fly when you try to write everyday. I am enjoying the challenge; although, I agree it seems to add to March Madness. LOL

  7. I am rooting for all of you trying to get all 31 posts in - this is a challenge that has been great fun in which to participate!!


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