Happy New Year! It’s officially 2018 and I started the year off right by getting up early and writing. For me, having a daily writing habit is the single best thing I could do for my writing. Once I get my butt in the chair and put my hands on the keyboard, the rest sorts itself out.
Over the past year, I’ve lost a few things and gained several more because of writing. One of the biggest things I lost was a mantra I used to have: “I want to be a writer,” or “I want to write.” I don’t think I’ve uttered those words since May, 2017 when I began writing every morning. It’s a radical notion, but by doing the thing I wanted to do the most in this world, and by practicing it daily, I no longer feel like a wannabe. I write every morning, no exception. I am a writer.
So what did I gain in 2017?