The most common New Year’s resolution for writers: Write
But before you start (or finish), give yourself a break, and
give yourself the three things you’ll need most to keep that resolution:
Time is the writer’s most important—and neglected—asset.
Use it wisely—and generously. No matter how busy you are, you can find the time
to write most every day. Whether it’s thirty minutes at dawn or your lunchtime at
work or 90 minutes at night after the kids go to bed, making the time to write
is your first gift to your creative self.
For your inner writer, writing is a
sacred act—and so you create a sacred space in which to do it. Dedicate a
studio, a guest room, even a corner of your den to your work—and equip it with the
tools and talismans that will inspire you to write every day.
3) PERMISSION TO PLAY.
Remember, the resolutions we
keep are the ones we learn—sooner rather than later—to enjoy. So allow yourself
to have fun.
Happy writing in 2015! May all your fictive dreams come
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