Prepare for a Writer’s New Year

I love this post and wanted to share it with you all. It’s a great idea for writers to say hello to the new year by saying goodbye to the old year.

Bane of Your Resistance

52800366 - man hand writing new year fresh start with black marker on visual screen. isolated on sky. business, technology, internet concept. stock photoThe New Year promises a fresh start, but only if we truly bring the current year to a close. If you don’t resolve the physical and emotional “incompletes” in your life, January 1 will look remarkably like December 31, with the possible minor difference of needing to clean up after the party.

One of the paradoxes of creative polarities is that the only way to finish is to get started. And the only way to get started is to finish.

Let Go of What Should Be

One of the hardest things to be done with is the idea of what your writing (or your reality) should be:

  • I should write this new piece the way I’ve written before
  • I should invent a new way to write every piece
  • I should write for x hours
  • I should be able to just show up when I feel inspired
  • I should always write…

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5 thoughts on “Prepare for a Writer’s New Year

  1. tessaradudley December 31, 2016 / 9:47 pm

    Letting go really is so often the key to moving forward.

  2. Juli Hoffman January 1, 2017 / 9:46 am

    YES!!! Letting go of “should be,” is one of my struggles as well.

  3. rosannebane January 5, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    Thanks for re-posting my piece, Stephanie!

    • Stephannie January 5, 2017 / 9:49 pm

      You’re welcome, Rosanne. It was a wonderful post. 😀

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