Every year around this time I come up with a word to define my objective or whatever for the year.
Last year’s word was focus, which I managed to do a better job of, but i still fall short of my desire in the ability to really focus.
I don’t repeat my word 2 years in a row, it would reveal failure.
This year, my word will be perseverance.
Steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
Continuance in a state of grace leading finally to a state of glory.
I like that. I need to persevere, especially in my writing. It seems that after attending one of the many conferences or workshops I take, that I get all psyched-up, rush home to begin a new masterpiece, get a paragraph, a page or 2, then just stop.
Or I send in a query or story, receive a rejection letter or worse, nothing, and throw in the towel.
This year, with my writing, reading, and many other aspects in my life, I vow to practice perseverance!
What is your word for 2012?