Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
January 4 question – Do you have a word of the year? Is there one word that sums up what you need to work on or change in the coming year? For instance, in 2021 my word of the year was Finish. I was determined to finished my first draft by the end of the year. In 2022, my word of the year is Ease. I want to get my process, systems, finances, and routines where life flows with ease and less chaos. What is your word for 2023? Why?
I never really thought much about having a word of the year. It’s appealing. To be honest, my first thought was to steal “Finish” because that really is what I’ve been thinking about doing. Finish this. Finish that. Finish whatever it is I wind up starting this year. And then, it occurred to me that maybe “Enough!” would be a good choice. As in… you’ve fiddled with this enough. Time to move on. Time to do something else. Or maybe, this story is Enough. You are enough.
Deep down, though, I think the word I need to be focused on is “Community.”
I need to work on getting to know other writers, and on building creative relationships with them.
My plans for Nano were kinda a bust last year. Too much stuff on top of other stuff. Do you ever have the feeling that the stars, themselves conspire against you? I didn’t wind up meeting anyone, and I barely brushed the bottom of 10k. **sigh** So, that gets pushed into the new year.
I am still working on picking up all the pieces. On the bright side, I’m pretty sure I know where they all are, now.
Let me know what you do when your plans wind up scattered to the wind.