Success only flourishes in perseverance -- ceaseless, restless perseverance.
--Baron Manfred Von Richtofen

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy 2013!

Hey everyone! Sorry for the long, unintentional hiatus there. Holidays, traveling, and pneumonia threw me for a loop there for a while. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Years. I didn't write as much as I was hoping for, but instead of beating myself up about it, I'm just going to move forward from here. I have high hopes that I can train myself to consistently write 1000 words a day and get this novel done in a few months instead of over a year. I'm not there yet, but I think that is because it's such a change for me. I'm not going to be able to do it overnight. I was reminded of this quote from Dieter F. Uchtdorf yesterday, and it seems particularly appropriate.

Let us resolve to follow the Savior and work with diligence to become the person we were designed to become. Let us listen to and obey the promptings of the Holy Spirit. As we do so, Heavenly Father will reveal to us things we never knew about ourselves. He will illuminate the path ahead and open our eyes to see our unknown and perhaps unimagined talents. The more we devote ourselves to the pursuit of holiness and happiness, the less likely we will be on a path to regrets. The more we rely on the Savior’s grace, the more we will feel that we are on the track our Father in Heaven has intended for us.

So, what are your hopes and dreams for this year? What do you want to become in 2013?

Be sure to watch for my interview with short story contest winner, Almiria Wilhelm, and for her story "The Favourite," which will be coming in a couple of weeks! 

7 comments:

Terry W. Ervin II said...

Just keep plugging away at writing and hope to get Soul Forge finished.

Good luck and glad you're feeling better! Hope your 2013 is awesome, Angie.

Angie said...

I can't wait to read Soul Forge! Hope your yearmisnawesome too!

Melanie Goldmund said...

Sorry to hear you had pneumonia! That can really drag you down. Hope you're feeling better already, and good luck with your writing!

Angie said...

I am feeling much better. Thanks, Melanie. Hope you had a nice holiday!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Wonderful!!! Let us follow the Savior in all things!
Blessings!!!

Angie said...

Blessings to you too, Tyrean!

L.T. Elliot said...

I'm sorry to hear about the pneumonia. :( I hope you're feeling better! Great resolutions, Angie. And I LOVE the quote!