It's the first Wednesday of a new year. It's time for the Insecure Writers Support Group, whose mission is to share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! IWSG is the brainchild of Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh Thanks, Alex, for starting this group and keeping it going. And thanks to this month's awesome hosts: L.G. Keltner, Denise Covey, Sheri Larsen, J.Q. Rose, Chemist Ken, and Michelle Wallace!
Prior to Lent, many people choose to give up things. A sacrifice, so to speak. At the beginning of the new year, we make plans to do things and/or do them more. Like . . .
Read more. Since I started writing, reading has taken a back seat. Last year’s Goodreads Challenge was an eye-opener. I thought I’d read more books than that. Maybe I didn’t list all that I’d read. Anyway, I need to read more outside the genres I write. My book club should ensure that.
Walk more. With a bad back, walking is difficult. You know that commercial about being more active helps arthritis but arthritis makes it hard to be active. I agree with that! Still, I have to walk more than just through stores.
Write more. Or faster. I have so many ideas running around in my mind that I’ll need another lifetime to write them all. Buckling down each morning and getting those words on the screen will definitely aid the progress of the next book.
Promote better. Hubs (who was in business) asked how I could tell if my efforts at promotion were successful. Good question. I need to figure out if I’m spending my time efficiently and my money wisely.
Enjoy time with my family more. I’m not saying I don’t already enjoy them. I have to not think about what needs to be done while I’m enjoying the grandkids, our kids, and Hubs. Maybe I need to “stop and smell the roses” or “live in the moment.” Whatever cliché works.
I know all about making SMART goals, and mine aren’t SMART. I’ll save them for my 2016 Business Plan.
Do you make resolutions each January? Or do you just go with the flow? What works best for you?
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