Some Writerly Advice for the New Year

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Have you made your New Year’s resolutions?

Christmas and Hanukkah have passed, and I hope your celebrations were happy. Now is the usual time to start thinking about resolutions for the New Year.

I haven’t made any, and don’t intend to. Last year I decided my only resolution would be to take baby steps into the future. I think that’s probably one of the few resolutions I’ve ever kept!

What I need, I suppose, is motivation!!! With that in mind, here are some words of wisdom from famous authors of the past:

  • “The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul…” —Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” —George Eliot
  • “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” — C.S. Lewis
  • “Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow; The year is going, let him go, Ring out the false, ring in the true.” —Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • “It’s never too late to become who you want to be. I hope you live a life that you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald
  •  “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” —E.E. Cummings
  • “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” —William James

When you’re as old as I am, it’s always nice to hear that it’s never too late. But actually, I found this bit of advice more in tune with the author and the upcoming holiday:

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald

What’s your New Year’s resolution? Share it in the comments below.

You can find more suggestions for your New Year’s resolution prep at Parade.com.

Have a blessed and happy New Year, and I’ll see you back here in March for my next Quarter’s Day post.

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Award winning author Alina K. Field earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and German literature, but prefers the much happier world of romance fiction. Though her roots are in the Midwestern U.S., after six very, very, very cold years in Chicago, she moved to Southern California and hasn’t looked back. She shares a midcentury home with her husband, her spunky, blonde, rescued terrier, and the blue-eyed cat who conned his way in for dinner one day and decided the food was too good to leave. She is the author of several Regency romances, including the 2014 Book Buyer’s Best winner, Rosalyn’s Ring. She is hard at work on her next series of historical romances, but loves to hear from readers!
  • VERONICA JORGE says:

    Hi Alina, Thanks for those author quotes. I’m inspired to make a potpourri of them all for 2023 and let their scent fill my days all year long. Happy New Year!

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