Okay, we’ve all heard the bad news about New Year Resolutions. We don’t keep to them, they make us feel bad about ourselves, they’re a waste of time. So now let’s look at 5 reasons New Year’s Resolutions might be a boon to the writer.
- As writers, we’re always trying to trick ourselves into writing. Setting a New Year Resolution to write xxx number of hours a day or week can help us commit to a writing schedule.
- The New Year signals forgiveness for the transgressions of last year. Even if you barely wrote a word in 2016, you are given a second chance to make good in 2017.
- Writers love a clean sheet of paper. 2017 is your clean sheet, yet unwritten. Now you get the chance to write it the way you want it. If that includes finishing your book. Great!
- There’s energy in beginnings. A New Year is a fresh beginning. Use that energy and impetus to focus on getting your book written.
- Other writers are making New Year’s resolutions as well. Thus, it’s the perfect time to gather together a few writing friends to witness each others’ writing resolutions and offer support.
Some advice: Don’t ever think setting a New Year’s resolution to write is a corny waste of time. Rather, see it as a great way to reinvigorate your commitment to write your damn book! Use the energy of new beginnings to get you started. Share your commitment to writing your book with friends. Make writing your book a priority. Let go of what’s stopping you and allow the depth of your commitment to shine through. Writing a book isn’t easy, but you can do it. And 2017 is the perfect time to start.
And, if you need help, please know that from now until December 31, I am offering three months of coaching for the price of two. So email me today to take advantage of this special offer.
P.S. Make a Book Vision Board, like the one in the photo, and keep it in your writer’s space.