The 2020 Daily Writing Challenge – March 1

2020 Daily Writing Challenge

Writing is like driving at night in the fog.
You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
– E. L. Doctorow

Today is Day 61 of the 2020 Daily Writing Challenge.

Did you write yesterday? How did you spend your 2020 bonus day? We finished February. Yippee. An additional leap day did nothing to ease its perception of never-ending gloom. We have journeyed past the gray and dreary portion of our year. How did you fare? Did you complete 2/12 (1/6 for you math types) of your writing goals?

If you have faltered on your journey or have abandoned your New Year’s Resolutions, there is still hope. Ancient Romans used the Calendar of Romulus which totaled ten months and 304 days. March, the first month, was named for Mars, the god of war, an agricultural guardian. What we call January and February were 61 days of winter. Maybe the Romans considered the cold damp weather too awful to acknowledge and deemed hibernation a better option. If you just woke up, you might be a direct descendant of Caesar. Beware the Ides of March.

March heralds in Daylight Saving Time when we spring ahead, and the Vernal Equinox. We welcome bright sunlight winning the battle against darkness. March is a month of happy celebrations including Pi Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and March Madness. Be sure to fill out your brackets, place your bets, and check your scores. But don’t neglect the important work of creating your own “Hoop Dreams.”

Let us know how you did in the comments below.


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

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