We humans love a fresh start. It is exhilarating to contemplate all the possibilities offered by a shiny, unused year. Whether you eagerly welcome the new year with a list of resolutions or are merely relieved to be rid of the old one, we all appreciate the chance for a reboot, so bring it on, 2019!
Create in Color
Though the times we live in are tumultuous and the future never certain, we nonetheless are the director of our life drama and the writer of its script. And as writers, we are better equipped than most to create the life we envision. So grab your favorite pen and let your imagination loose.
We like the idea of setting an intention for the coming year, rather than a list of resolutions with a high likelihood of being abandoned by spring. Rules and discipline are not terribly inspiring to us artistic types, but having a big picture goal as well as an outline of how to get there, is a great way to focus our energy.
Maybe you're about to plant the seeds of a new endeavor. Or maybe you will continue to nurture and grow the sprouts you've already cultivated. Perhaps this is the year you will complete a cherished project that has been in the works for some time. Wherever you are on your path, see your efforts coming to fruition and commit to doing whatever steps you are led to along the way.
Plotters and Pantsers Win
Whether you are a plotter or a pantser, if you hold the vision of your goals firmly and consistently, you can't fail to manifest them. How you get there will be in alignment with your unique makeup. Perhaps merely showing up to write something—anything—every day is the key. Or maybe you need to have everything fully mapped out in order to stay on track. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to creating a life (thankfully).
So don't compare yourself to anyone else and don't let doubt and fear derail you. Detours can yield unexpected benefits, and as long as you keep your destination in mind, they won't stop you from getting there.
We're Here to Help
The BookWorks Team is here to support you in scripting your best year. We have compiled a wealth of information on all the aspects of self-publishing from the most informed and experienced experts in the field. Whether you are just beginning your long-awaited book or need guidance on boosting sales for your existing work, you will find the help you need in the BW Blog. This trove of learning content will be expanded and even more accessible in 2019.
Ready, Set, Go...
We wish all of the BookWorks community a stellar New Year and can't wait to see what you create. We're betting you will look back in amazement at what you achieve in 2019 and we look forward to celebrating with you.