Written by Denise Reashore
Most people think of February as the time for couples but, this month, take some time for yourself and your writing.
1) Your writing should be full of passion. Gather your many notebooks – and if you don’t have any, maybe you should look into making some new purchases – and spend some quality time together, refreshing your memory on what wonders and surprising gifts fill their pages, and find magic in the passionate words written there.
2) Celebrate. Just like in any good relationship, you need to celebrate your successes. Respect where you were when you started writing, admire how you and your writing have grown, and honor where you are right now.
3) Reflect on your current path. Do you continue to feel joy as you pen words? Is your heart in it for the long haul? Are you pleased with the path you have taken? What do you want from your writing? And where do you want the two of you to go?
4) Require some couples counseling? Be understanding! Listen to your inner self. Try journaling – it will allow you to record your thoughts, needs and desires, and help you to work through your current writing problem(s).
5) Don’t look to the stars, get professional help. While your horoscope may help you to pick out lucky numbers – don’t count on it for important decisions – make sure you choose a good resource to help support and spice up your writing.
6) Encourage growth, and a future, by making plans. Set goals on where you want to be next week, next month, and next year. Where do you see yourself and your writing in five years?
When people think of February, LOVE, candy and valentines come to mind – among other things – but this month take some time to look back over your writing, admire how far you both have come, treasure your successes and failures, and move into your future refreshed and with a plan!