5 Most-Important Writer’s Resolutions

Did you make that New Year’s resolution to lose weight? Are you still following that New Year’s resolution? Frustrated that you can’t lose weight? Tried all those MLM products that promised you less pounds on the scale yet took more money out of your pocket?

Number Three: Let your Creativity Soar! Write, write, write, and write. Don’t self-edit as you go, just tag along behind your characters and see where they take you. Follow every thread, no matter how whimsical it seems. In fact, the more fantastical in the creative phase, the better! Run with it. Laugh, play, dance with the drama. You will go into book editing and revision way on down the line (so you never have to worry that you’ll be embarrassed later about some bone-head move now). For now, be free!

Here is a good ritual to incorporate into your Christmas. It is practiced in some European countries and its benefits are many. You will all connect at a heart level and you will start afresh with renewed hope and optimism for an even brighter happy new year 2019 with your loved ones. So take a weight off your shoulder and start seeing the gift of learning presented by those who challenge you.

Flush out toxins and stay hydrated and healthy. Having a healthy body is necessary in order to obtain a fit body. Keep your immune system strong and help your muscles rebuild themselves by giving your body proper nutrients. Take a Multivitamin, an Antioxidant, Calcium Magnesium and Omega 3 Fish Oil to ensure your body is getting what it needs to function at its best. Be sure all nutritional products that you ingest are pharmaceutical grade. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day to keep your body hydrated and flush out all the toxins.

It is also important to set priorities and to make short term goals so that these commitments are obtainable. By setting priorities we give our lives a sense of purpose. Having healthy relationships is also important. These involve sharing respect and setting healthy boundaries. We also need to work on growing spiritually. This involves being aware of where we are in the moment, not just looking for a higher power.

Stay hydrated. A huge problem in overweight Americans is that we develop a quality where we mistake thirst for hunger. If you feel hungry, but you ate very recently, drink a full glass of water first and see how you feel.

Number Five: Remember that Writing Well is a Journey. This is not a sprint, it’s a marathon. Our point isn’t to be published next week. Our point is to write beautiful stories with characters who leap off the page, and with whom we all want to tag along for their journeys. All we’re looking for is progress, growth, the ability to see that what you’ve written today was better than yesterday, or last week, or last year… And I can absolutely guarantee that if you write, if you read and study your craft, and write again, you will get better.