Friday, January 5, 2018

Why writers need to make New Year's Resolutions

It is a new year, and time to make those promises to yourself that (hopefully) you will keep the whole year through. It is very rare that I make New Year's resolutions because I want to be sure to keep them. The ones I have made and been able to keep include no longer flipping off other drivers in the car, and that one still gives me trouble from time to time.

But as writers, we all have an obligation to make that same resolution year after year, even if we are sure it will not be kept. But hopefully we will keep those resolutions. You know, the ones like, lose weight, exercise more, stop drinking (yeah right), save money, and as writers we all have to make the resolution to write more. Therefore, everyone raise your right hand and repeat after me:

"I promise to watch only the Ren and Stimpy Show, to make underleg noises during the good scenes, to wear unwashed lederhosen every single day, for the rest of my life."

No wait, that's the wrong resolution. Here is the correct one:

"I promise to write more this year and be distracted less, to finish my major projects, and to submit my work until I become a published writer."

Give it a try, and hopefully you'll be as successful as I am. No wait, I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy. Well, you know what I mean.

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