H.O.P.E. 3: New Year Goal Setting and Wishes For Writers

H = Hope, Happiness, Horizons

Do not lose hope—what you seek will be found. Trust ghosts.

Trust those that you have helped to help you in their turn.

Trust dreams. Trust your heart, and trust your story. —Neil Gaiman https://writersrelief.com/2018/12/20/17-inspiring-hope-filled-quotes-from-famous-writers-writers-relief/

The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.” – J. M. Barrie https://www.oversixty.com.au/health/mind/quotes-from-famous-authors-on-happiness

The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. – Christopher McCandless https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/horizon-quotes

O = Opportunity, Openness, Overcoming Obstacles

Patience is not the ability to wait. Patience is to be calm no matter what happens, constantly take action to turn it to positive growth opportunities, and have faith to believe that it will all work out in the end while you are waiting.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Hearthttps://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/opportunity

“Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.”― Rainer Maria Rilke


“Writing is really just a matter of writing a lot, writing consistently and having faith that you’ll continue to get better and better. Sometimes, people think that if they don’t display great talent and have some success right away, they won’t succeed. But writing is about struggling through and learning and finding out what it is about writing itself that you really love.”

― Laura Kasischke


P = Passion, Perseverance, Perception

 We should write because writing brings clarity and passion to the act of living. writing is sensual, experiential, grounding. we should write because writing is good for the soul. we should write because writing yields us a body of work, a felt path through the world we live in. – Author: Julia Cameron


“Any man who keeps working is not a failure. He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he’ll eventually make some kind of career for himself as a writer.”― Ray Bradbury


“The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust


E = Endeavour, Education, Experience

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. – Henry David Thoreau


When I write down my thoughts, they do not escape me. This action makes me remember my strength which I forget at all times. I educate myself proportionately to my captured thought. I aim only to distinguish the contradiction between my mind and nothingness. – Comte de Lautreamont


Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works. – Virginia Woolf


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