New Year’s resolutions often include “I’m going to write my novel.” The new year promises reservoirs of commitment, fortitude and resolve.
In order to boost your goodwill and success this year I would ask writers consider adding being grateful to your list of resolutions.
Here are some suggestions:
Be grateful for every idea, every scrap of a story, every note scribbled.
Be grateful for the ability to create something out of nothing.
Be grateful for your scars.. They are what beg your talent to go to work.
Be grateful for your memories. They live again in what you write.
Be grateful for your greed – for wanting everything from life in order to tell the world what it means and how it feels.
Be grateful for your sadness and how it colors the stories you tell.
Be grateful for your anger. It’s your word count.
Be grateful for your imagination. It’s the road you own, and others will gladly pay to travel on.
Be grateful for the words you write that will make others cry, laugh, curse, disagree or fall in love.
Be grateful for the words that don’t come today and so that you have to find better ones tomorrow.
Be grateful for the people who love that you write and who let you write.
Be grateful for working alone. It is where you hear your voices.
Be grateful for your skepticism. You write the prisms of our concerns.
Be grateful for your flaws. You write for those who can’t.
Be grateful for your voice. Use it often and with confidence.
Keep writing, and Happy New Year. May it be your BEST.
Christina, for Penpaperwrite www.penpaperwrite.com
PS. Try keeping your own gratitude list. I started this year. A little late I suspect…
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