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Break Your New Year's Resolutions Right Now!

Happy New Year, Writers!

Did I grab your attention with that title? I hope so. Too many of us, whether the intention is to write more or lose weight, the allure of starting fresh with a New Year’s resolution is very seductive. We tell ourselves that we will get back on track, especially considering how the holidays tend to derail everything in our lives for several weeks. It’s a promise we make to ourselves that most of us inevitably have to break. Why does this matter for us writers?

Well, like any habit we struggle to be consistent with that takes the dedication and will-power it’s far too easy to fall off the wagon. Then we’re left feeling like failures, and if you’ve been following along that kind of hit to our self-esteem makes for a poor environment for maintaining a writing habit. Once the negative thoughts set in it’s hard to turn them around and if you’ve started and failed a writing habit before it’s just one more example your psyche can hold against you later when you sit d…