IWSG: Welcome, 2023
Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time - and return comments. This group is all about connecting!
Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!
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Every month, our wonderful leaders announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say.
January 4 question - Do you have a word of the year? Is there one word that sums up what you need to work on or change in the coming year? What is your word for 2023? Why?
It may be completely telling that I had a thought about this when I first read the prompt, and now can't remember what it was. The word probably ought to be "publish." As in, finish the new novel(s) and get them out there. Keep writing and submitting short stories, because I won't get any of them published if I don't submit them.
Maybe the word is "finish." Finish stories, finish novels, finish the little things I need to do to my new house. Finish editing photos (well, that's a non-starter, as I always create more photos to edit, but I can try to finish each trip in a timely manner).
I don't want to get totally carried away with ambition, though. Because another word I need in my life is "peace." And probably "organization," because having plans and a tidy space both reduce stress, which makes for more peace.
Realistically, the word I can be pretty sure is in there somewhere is... chocolate.
How about you? What's your one word? Or, if you are like me, your three (or four) words?