Wednesday, January 4, 2023

The Word of the Year #IWSG

Happy New Year everyone. 2023 is going to be a good one. I can feel it in my bones. To be honest, it's all about attitude. I've decided it's going to be a good year, so it will be a good year. So there.

The IWSG question of the month: Is there one word that sums up what you need to work on or change in the coming year? 

For me the word for 2023 is focus. Lately I've been getting easily distracted. I make big plans and then they don't eventuate because I go and make more big plans or change my mind or I just do something else. Not this year. This year is a focus year. I plan to complete a few more stories before I release them into the big wide world. I plan to read more, get out more, but mainly stay focused on getting things done. And staying positive while doing it.

How about you? What's your word for the year?

This post was written for the IWSG. Every first Wednesday of the month, members post on their blogs about their writing insecurities or offer some encouragement to others. If you are new to the IWSG or want to learn more, then please go HERE.




Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It is going to be a good year! We need one.

Jemi Fraser said...

Good word!! My bouncy brain doesn't always do Focus all that well, maybe I'll try that one year :)
Wishing you all the best for 2023!!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Staying positive while focusing sounds like a way to make 2023 a good year.

J Lenni Dorner said...

Focus is a really great word choice.
"Without having a goal, it's difficult to score." Paul Arden
I hope 2023 will become everything you need it to be.

J Lenni Dorner (he/him 👨🏽 or 🧑🏽 they/them) ~ Reference& Speculative Fiction Author, OperationAwesome6 Debut Author Interviewer, and Co-host of the #AtoZchallenge

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That is my word for this year.

Nick Wilford said...

It's one thing to make plans but another to stick to them. Here's wishing us all renewed focus this year.

Patricia JL said...

Focus is a great word. It's something I'm hoping to achieve myself.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Positive focus is great!
I chose a bunch of words because I couldn't decide, but I think there's a common foundational theme of courage.

Patricia JL said...

I'm not picking a word, but this year I do want to attempt to focus more and be more consistent in my writing.

Diane Burton said...

Sounds like a great word for you. I've been easily distracted, too, so I know what you mean. Wishing you the best in 2023.

H. R. Sinclair said...

Great word! Mine is "Tally-ho!" Happy New Year!

Karen Baldwin said...

Ah, yes of the hardest things to accomplish. There's so many distractions nowadays. Happy New Year writing!

Michelle Wallace said...

I've never had a 'word of the year'. But I believe in perseverance. So maybe that will be my ongoing word for years to come.
All the best for 2023, Lynda!

Jemima Pett said...

I think a lot of us are in this boat - I started thinking 'focus' but decided I really needed to 'achieve' a couple of things, instead.

Good luck with your focus - and make it a good year!


Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

Alex, we definitely need a good year

Jemi, mine doesn't do focus so well either. Best wishes for trying, though!!

Natalie, I agree!

Lenni, great quote

Diane, great minds :)

Nick, exactly. This will be a good year for all of us.

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

Tyrean, courage! I love it! I might add that one to my word/s of the year.

Patricia, best wishes for your hopes and plans this year.

Holly, lol, love your word.

Karen, I TOTALLY agree!! Happy New Year to you too.

Michelle, Perseverance is a great word to adopt.

Jemma, after reading all these comments, I want to add multiple words to my "Word of the Year." Achieve is another one.

J.Q. Rose said...

Focus. Perhaps I should have chosen that word too. I seem to be straying and procrastinating on my writing project. I guess I am not clear on what I want to say in this book. See...I need to focus. Have a great year!!

Mark said...

Happy New Year! Here's to 2023 hopefully being better than last year:)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynda - focus ... it's a good word, I get distracted ... I do get what I need to get done - but usually in a rush and end up feeling frazzled. My word is Soothing ... staying calm with all around me ... but definitely not procrastinating - which I can so easily do!

Happy New Year and here's to more inspiration giving us more lovely stories to read - cheers Hilary

Blue Grumpster said...

Hello Lynda. My word for 2023 is... hope. I'd almost lost it in 2021. Almost. Focus is an excellent choice. Focus on what matters. Focus on whoever matters. You can count me in.

Hope you're doing fine.


Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

Hilary, I lovey our word. I might even adopt it.

Blue, I wanna hug you. Hope is one of the best words in our language. Many blessings to you this year.

Blue Grumpster said...

Thank you, Lynda. That means a lot coming from you.