With the New Year upon us and January almost half over, it’s time to envision all your writing goals and dreams for 2011—and to see them as already achieved. Not only that, it’s time to write that vision. If this writing exercise seems a bit odd, let me explain.
In the human potential and personal growth field a common practice exists at this time of year to write a vision for the New Year. Writers, of course, are particularly good at doing this. The belief is that if you can write your vision for the year in the past tense–as if it has already happened–and do so while feeling what it would be like to have achieved your goals and manifested your dreams, you will, indeed, achieve and manifest them.
To do this, simply start writing with this prompt: It’s December 31, 2011. Last year at this time I never could have imagined what a phenomenal writing and publishing year I was going to experience. Over the past 12 months I have…
Go on to describe in detail what you “expect” to happen to you this year. Feel every event as you write about it as if it is has happened already. Don’t hold back. Your imagination has no limit–so neither do your dreams and goals. Write as if you want your readers to see and feel the events. You should see and feel them as you write.
Then reread this vision every day. Let it inspire you to action. That’s how you create your best writing year yet!