Unlock the Muse – January 1, 2019

Welcome to a new year of Unlock the Muse! A weekly post intended to help inspire and encourage writers to keep on writing. I hope you all had a fabulous holiday season and are looking forward to a wonderful new year.

This year I’ve set the goal for myself to make progress on my novel series I’m working on. I have incomplete drafts for parts one and two of the five part series. My goal is to finish both of these drafts and ideally begin work on the third.

Inspire
Your writing prompt for this week is:

Document the weather. How has today’s weather affected you?

Keep a weather journal for the week. Jot down notes about how the weather affected your mood, your attitude, your actions. At the end of the week, write a few paragraphs, a story, an essay or a poem using your observations about the weather.

Encourage
New this year, I will propose a theme for each month and try to tie together the weekly post under that theme. For January 2019, the theme is Refresh.

The beginning of a new year is always a good time to take stock of where you are in respect to your goals. It’s also a good time to refresh your dreams and plan ahead for the coming year. Take some time to reflect on where you are as a writer and where you hope to go this year. If you’ve fallen into a slump, or have become discouraged with your writing, give yourself a break. Allow yourself the time to refresh your dream. Remember why it is that you write.

So, reflect, refresh and return to your writing.

Happy writing!

What are your writing goals for 2019?

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