Readers! Today I am blogging at InspyRomance about New Year Resolutions. Do stop by to leave a comment or two, and grab two free books while you’re there:
Joyfully in Jesus,
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And here we are.
It’s already eleven days into 2019, friends. Some will say “Hooray!” and some will say “Yikes!”
Have you executed your new year resolution yet? Or did you decide to not have any new year resolution this time around?
Even though I like checklists, the one thing I try to avoid at the end of every year is to have personal new year resolutions that I know would be hard to keep 100%, you know? I do have professional checklists, to be sure, regarding my writing and publishing schedule. You have to have those, IMHO, if you want to stay on track.
But personal resolutions?
Let’s see how much I can embarrass myself here.
I’m going to be honest with you. These are the same things I’ve been working on year after year for at least a dozen years, so I might as well just tell you.
So here goes. My perpetual new year’s resolutions, prayed over many times, that are supposed to improve my life as an author are…
- Study God’s Word more.
- Work harder and smarter.
- Exercise regularly.
Being an author means I sit down a lot. It takes a lot of sitting down to write a book, you know. And then, more sitting down to revise the book. Proofread the book after it returns from the copyeditor and proofreader. Reread it after formatting. And so forth…
A whole lot of sitting down.
I know some other more creative authors might walk around dictating their books, but I’m an old school pen-and-paper type of writer.
Okay, maybe not that old school. Haha!
But, truly, every now and then, after sitting at my desk for long, I have to get up and move around, get regular exercise (a perpetual goal), eat properly (not on the run), and spend even more time in God’s Word (grow spiritually).
And yes, the most important new year’s resolution to me is the first one: Study God’s Word more.
“More” is the keyword here. Not that I have already attained it, as the Bible says, but “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14).
No matter what I do, if I don’t put God first, everything that I do is in vain. Ultimately, my personal goal in life is to glorify God. Regardless of the day, week, month, or year. To Him alone be the glory!
What about you? Any new year resolution (or resolutions) for 2019? Do share!
And I wish you a wonderful and blessed new year in the Lord Jesus Christ!
P.S. Speaking of sitting down, I hope I’m not making you think about spending all day in your comfy reading chair, but two of my ebooks happen to be free right now for a limited time only. If you haven’t read them, you might want to download them to read later. Maybe you could read them after you have exercised and walked around a bit… Don’t sit down too much!