If you had to choose one single word to epitomize your approach to the coming twelve months, what would it be?
A watchword is more flexible than a goal or a resolution. More like a theme, defined as an idea that recurs and pervades.
I last played this game in 2014, when I chose MORE (click here to read that post and the comments, where you’ll find some interesting choices). I already had a specific, measurable writing goal for the year—to finish my contemporary romance WIP—but I knew I was letting my inner editor hold me back. I kept under-cooking the conflict, emotion, action, tension, everything…so I chose an intangible, aspirational word to remind me to go for it.
This year I want my watchword to be a call to action, so Continue reading