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Happy New Year: What’s your theme for 2013?

There’s something about the first day of a new year that seems so full of promise. A new beginning.

Some people like to set New Year’s resolutions, and others prefer to have a personal theme. One of my friends has a word or phrase she picks to be her guide for the year. A touchstone that inspires her to live the life she intends. I talked to her yesterday to find out if she’d decided on her 2013 theme. She said she’s spent too much time over the past 10 years “waiting.” This is the year she takes action instead of waiting for the so-called right moment. Her 2013 theme: “There’s no time like now.”

If you want to see how I discovered a writing theme for 2012, read my last year’s post, Short story writing method reveals New Year’s theme.

And if you want to use Jan. 1 as a launching point to start a new habit or continue an existing one (including a writing routine), you might like to use the Don’t Break the Chain Calendar. Read more about it in this post, Beginning January 1, don’t break your writing chain. There’s something about noting daily progress that inspires me. Even a star on each day of a month-at-a-glance calendar to reward writing practice works.

What is your resolution or theme for 2013?

Happy New Year!

One Comment Post a comment
  1. rdehaven #

    This is great, i really like the idea of a Theme for the year.

    January 1, 2013

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