It's that time of year for making New Years Resolutions... or, judging by the general trend, getting ready to break New Year's resolutions. In an attempt to dissuade the typical bout of lethargy that settles over me around this time in the New Year, I decided to do a little research into what makes a sustainable New Years' resolution regarding creative writing.
I came across an article that purported that the best way to create a sustainable resolution was to develop a resolution centered around taking small steps to get to your ultimate goal: I interpreted this to mean that a more effective resolution would be to define a gradual path toward your ultimate goal rather than to make a resolution of your actual goal that is near impossible to sustain without knowing quite how to get there. Given many of my goals take more than a year to accomplish anyway, I thought this was a brilliant suggestion.
How does one find a path toward your ultimate goal of more creative writing, you ask? Fortunately, given the abundant and accessible exchange of information these days, it was easy to uncover pre-established step-by-step paths toward achieving most goals.
Given our mission to inspire folks to find their creativity, I’m going to assume that you folks who subscribe may set up New Year's resolutions that have something to do in general with creativity. To help you make steps on your path toward your ultimate goal, here’s a list of resources for pre-established paths toward tapping into your creative writing abilities in 2021.
Hopefully, these guides help you like they are helping me. And, if you really feel like it’s too late and you’ve already missed the boat on New Years Resolutions this year... well, Chinese New Year starts on January 31.