“Sometimes it takes all my resolution and power of self-control to refrain from butting my head against the wall.”—Joseph Conrad
Today is a blank page ready to be written on.
I’ve been keeping yearly writing journals since 2003. They’re a way to collect story and book ideas along with maintaining my weekly To Do lists. They’ve also been a way to create goals for the new year and then reflect back on my progress. I’ve grown to love starting a new one.
Putting down writing goals for the new year isn’t the same as making new year’s resolutions. The latter are for those wanting to change or finally start something. Listing objectives and ambitions for your writing in the new year is a way to motivate yourself to DO them.
I’m always somewhat ridiculous in my goals and ambitions. But then again, sometimes I surprise myself.
2018 is an open slate waiting for you to be surprise yourself.
Whether it’s starting your own personal journal or typing out a set of goals on your smart phone, my encouragement for all you creatives out there is to make a list and check it twice, over and over again throughout the weeks and months of 2018.
“I am still encouraged to go on. I wouldn’t know where else to go.”—E.B. White
(Photo credits with thanks! Header from Estee Janseens. Street shot from Andre Hunter.)