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It’s a new year!

Ihappy2017-lsj was speaking with a friend earlier today, and the conversation turned to resolutions for the new year. We both agreed they’re pointless for us because we rarely (never?) stick to them. But it got me thinking.

“Resolutions” feels like such a big, weighty word–almost like an immovable object that ties you down, leaving you struggling for breath, for freedom. Still, an overall plan is a good thing …right?

For the past few years I’ve been spending a lot of time on all sorts of writer-ly activities that have little to do with actually writing. So my goal for 2017 is to bring writing back to the forefront of my everyday life–to remember the joy of story-crafting, the joy of word selection, sentence structure and syntax that, when all works well, evokes the exact emotion I’m thinking of, or paints the exact picture I see in my head.

Keep your fingers crossed for me, please! I hope you too have something to shoot for this year that brings you joy and fulfillment.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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