BUT I don't call them resolutions. For in the past, most of my resolutions have failed. I haven't done those in years. However, I've become fond of the word "intentions" and that's what I go with.
I won't bore you with my list though. Instead, I'll share what I think we could all benefit from in 2016—as writers! Things I'll say, "peace out" or "don't let the door slam you on the way out" to ;)
1 - "If you want to doubt yourself, do it when you're dead." ~ ME.
I'm making this my new motto, and in its honor, I say: Let's say goodbye to self-doubt—my biggest enemy. Not to insecurity, though, because that is impossible, but even through that, KNOW that you're capable and WILL get to the happy ending you wanted. Just keep pushing and keep writing!
2 - Let go of all the promises you didn’t keep in 2015. Holding on to that guilt won't help! Either make it a 2016 to-do and act toward it OR forgive yourself.
3- You know that need for validation? . . . And I'm probably talking to myself here—let's kick it to the curb. We all need validation every now and then, but we don’t have to constantly pursue it. Just try and remember how far you've come and know your own opinion is good enough. As long as we keep writing, we're doing GREAT!
4 - Look at yourself in the mirror and say bye to all the flaws you think are there—both physical and internal. Self-confidence and loving yourself is important for a proper frame of mind in writing, so yes, this applies. Like who you are! I mean, I like you . . . so you're obviously great. I rest my case.
5 - Let's eliminate all thoughts that this year will be the same as last. We have thousands of words to write! Ans what does that mean? It means we have an insane amount of amazing possibilities waiting for us! Both in the fiction world and in the real world. Though as a writer, I suppose there's probably no difference in worlds . . . which makes it both scary and exciting! ;)
What are you saying bye to this year?
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