Except it’s cold. And nothing is blooming.
But it’s still a time of newness, and many people make resolutions or set goals every January for what they’d like to do, see, lose, gain, or buy during the New Year. Others, like myself, don’t like to promise to do things (mainly lose weight or write more) since they probably won’t follow through. But resolutions are worth looking into…
I pulled up dictionary.com and looked up the definition of a resolution. They say a resolution is: the act of resolving or determining
Oh. This sounds more like a plan than wishful thinking. Maybe there is something to making resolutions. But first, I always pray about a focus for each year. A thought or scripture to wrap my mind around so when life gets hard, I can remember and not lose heart. This year, my focus is to be thankful. Just pure, simple gratitude.
Okay, so I have my focus to remember to be thankful. And maybe coming up with a plan is not a bad thing. I’ve researched this and found some very useful articles. So if you’re a writer and need help getting started this year too, here are the results of my research:
(2) Writers Helping Writers. Will This Be Your Year? Making a Writing Plan and Take Out the Guesswork.
(3) The Write Conversation. 9 Writing Productivity Mistakes to Avoid.
(4) Helping Writers Become Authors. 5 Ways to Make Better Writing Resolutions in 2016.
(5) Writer’s Digest. The Setback: How to Successfully Start Writing Again.
And let’s keep on writing!
Writing Prompt: Edith stared at the computer screen. She’d written Chapter One at the top of her page. Her first novel began with three words, the ones she couldn’t get out of her head. They were…