New Year's Resolutions . . . Do They Work?A big Thank You! goes out to Alex J. Cavanaugh for creating the Insecure Writers' Support Group, to everyone who helps make this monthly blog hop so uniquely awesome and to everyone who participates in this event. What an inspiring group of writers - All in one place!
IWSG's awesome co-hosts for the January 4th posting will be Eva @ Lillicasplace, Crystal Collier, Sheena-kay Graham, Chemist Ken, LG Keltner, and Heather Gardner!
I get varied answers to this question. Some, although not as many as you might hope, are able to stick to their resolutions. Others break them within the first month of the year. I'm somewhere in-between.
In the past, I've been able to stick to exercising more, eating healthier and getting more sleep, but I've failed miserably at keeping up with my writing process. It always seems to be the last thing on my list and the least important task at the end of the day as opposed to say finishing up the dinner dishes, pouring a glass of wine and unwinding to something on NetFlix. I know, I know, that could be time spent writing. But, that two hours is the only time my husband and I have to connect for the day before it's time to turn in for the night (getting more sleep resolution). **Sigh** It's a pickle all right.
So . . . What's the solution? Well, I am fortunate in that I have my own business so that I work from home; and believe me, I do feel my good fortune. I start my day after my husband leaves at 6:00 am, but there's my one hour date with the treadmill (exercise more resolution), then a shower, then breakfast (eating healthier resolution) and then I can begin my day job, which is interspersed throughout the day with housekeeping stuff. However, this year I am resolute! I'm determind to make writing a top priority. Last November I participated in NaNoWriMo, which was definitely a jump start and proved to me that I can make time during the day for writing. So, for 2017 I'm going to make the following writing related resolutions:
- Daily: Work on my WiP - Even if it's only for one hour. Officially, I plan on scheduling writing time from 8:30 am to 9:30 am, but depending on my projects, I might have to move it to after lunch.
- Weekly: Post at least one blog post. I've been posting a Friday Faves blog post, so that should work until I can come up with something more substantial.😉
- Monthly: Participate in one Blog Hop. This one is the easiest of all, because I'll be participating in the IWSG blog hop.
Purpose: 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!
Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time.
Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!
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