March has always been a month of possibilities for me. Renewal. A chance to begin again. Plants that have weathered storms and survived cold and drought sprout new growth every year. Why shouldn't I be abler to do the same with my writing?
Regarding a WIP or a new project still fermenting in my mind, I might try to:
M aybe look at characters in a new way. Let them have a spring awakening and rediscover their own dormant abilities. What "storms" have characters weathered? Dig deeper into the "soil" of their lives.
A llow characters to make more mistakes. As E B White says: "A mistake is simply another way of doing things".
R efuse to rush to the most obvious path for resolution or conflict. It's easier to do so, but not nearly as much fun for the reader.
C hange what isn't working...no matter how hard it is to "kill" a favorite scene, plot point, or character. And chuck out those adverbs!
H ang out the "dirty laundry" in character's lives. Air the juicy tidbits that make a reader a bit uncomfortable or show a darker side of a character. It just might be the best path to the story you want to tell.
March forth with renewed enthusiasm for writing!