A Word of the Year for Writers

Have you chosen a word for 2021? A word to guide you into the new year?

I’ve taken this journey for the last six years, and each year, my specially chosen word has served to guide me in every aspect of my life. This year, I’ve chosen SURRENDER.

So much of my life seems to be crumbling. My health. Our lovely home which needs repairs. My heart. And writing career. It’s probably all in my head (except for my health), but I’m concerned, regardless. So this year, I am surrendering all to God and His Will. He knows me best, therefore, I will leave my home, health, heart and writing career in His loving hands.

This verse came to mind: “Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:29 ESV

A Writer’s Words

But it occurred to me that we can also apply these guide words to our writing life — whether to ourselves as writers, or to our WIP — or any other writer-related situation.

Do you struggle with writer’s block? Maybe PERSEVERE could be your word.

Are you lacking inspiration? How about WONDER – a year to slow down and look around for the little things in life.

Is your main character BRAVE? How about embracing that word for yourself to get into your MC’s head.

Maybe your writing career has taken a turn in an unexpected direction. Like me, SURRENDER could be your guide.

Still on the Fence with Your Word for 2021?

For more thoughts on my “why” for choosing SURRENDER, check out my blogpost: Surrender. My Word for 2021. And here is a website full of possibilities to spark your brain if you are still at a loss: My One Word.

I can honestly say it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made in this past decade of my life. So I want to challenge you to settle on a WORD in 2021 instead of a resolution, which is so easy to make and then break.

Tell me . . .

What word would inspire the creativity you need in the year ahead? Let me know below!

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