Hello, SE Readers. Joan here today, hoping this year is going well for you. I always look a January as a time for new beginnings. We can move forward and stop agonizing over what we may have failed to accomplish the previous year. It’s a time to set new goals and dreams.
Today is a federal holiday in the USA, as we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King was a Baptist minister who became a leader and spokesperson for the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.
He accomplished much during his short life in his quest for racial equality, including organizing the 1963 March on Washington and winning a Nobel Peace Prize. During the 1963 March, he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.
Sadly, Dr. King did not live to see all his dreams fulfilled, as an assassin gunned him down in 1968. He was only thirty-nine years of age at the time of his death, but his vision lives on.
As a writer, what are your dreams? Maybe you want to write novels, publish short stories, or even branch out into a new genre, but for some reason keep putting it off. Whatever your plans and goals are now is the time to begin. Stop looking back and agonizing over what might have been.
Look forward. Surround yourself with inspirational and uplifting people like Dr. King. Join a critique group or find two or three trusted critique partners. Sit down and write.
It’s time to see your dreams fulfilled.