Monday, January 7, 2013

A Writer's CREED

Last January, I decided to ring in the New Year with a writer's pledge/creed; being a writer that only seemed appropriate. I shared my thoughts, hopes, dreams, and even fears and reservations with you, believing writers mirror each other. And I was correct. Most of you agreed with me. Some of you chose to take the pledge with me.

Today, my first official post of this most awesome, post-Mayan calendar year of 2013--which I'm dubbing "Year 1 of magnificent Sheriisms"--I'm celebrating the New Year with a new creed.



I'd LUV and be honored if you'd take it with me. You can even post the creed on your site, as a reminder of our promises to ourselves and each other. I've supplied a smaller size below for you to do so.

If you choose to honor this creed with me, please add your name to the Linky list. Cut and paste either size badge to your site and link back to this post. It'd be great if we could get a ton of writers to take this and reconnect throughout the year. 

What do you think of setting personal goals & self-promises?

76 comments:

  1. What a great creed! I always have my personal writing goals, but I try not to make self promises b/c those are usually made out of desperation. I'm very reasonable when I set goals, so I can meet them. Then when I go beyond - that's just a bonusd!

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  2. Great creed Sheri. I'm going to keep it in mind as I go through this year. Hoping we all meet our goals this year.

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  3. Yes! all definitely goals I'd like to keep in mind. Count me in!

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  4. Yay! I'm putting my post up on Thursday! I love being a Rebel with ya!

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    1. So excited, LM! And yup, there's nothing like being a rebel!!

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  5. I love that!!! Absolutely perfect :)

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  6. YAY! Katie!!! Glad to have you.

    Laura - being reasonable about setting goals is so important. I feel you...

    Natalie - best of luck!!

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  7. I love this! Too bad I didn't see it when I posted this morning. I'll add this to my post when I link to a poem I'll have posted on another blog on 01/16. I'm definitely in!

    As for your Facebook comment, I can't comment from work, but if you read the thread, the link to my motivating group is there. It's called Write On to Build On. We check in with our writing totals each day and provide encouragement. Then every three months, we check in with the total # of days we didn't write and donate to the Build On charity. See the "About" group page for details. Hope you join!

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  8. It's important to set goals and make promises to ourselves. If I didn't have goals what would I aim for?

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  9. Awesome. Added on my sidebar for the moment, but I'll have to blog about this one before the end of the month. LOVE IT!

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  10. Great idea and good slogans to live and write by. I'm in too. I will post the logo and blog about it asap!

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  11. Love this! So glad you're back!! I will blog about it this week. Adding the button to my side bar . . . now. :)Thanks.

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  12. You all are so awesome!! So blessed to have you here and that you let me call you friends! Thanks for joining in, posting, blogging, and being so excited. :)

    Hearts~

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  13. I love it!!! I'll go add it to my sidebar.

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  14. Beautiful creed! I'm going to be thinking about it all week as I help my mom through some difficult things.

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  15. That's awesome! Will definitely keep it in mind as I walk this year. Thank you for that!

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  16. Awesome Sheri!!!
    I am totally in! ;)

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  17. Okay, I wrote a post about it and linked back to you!
    http://catherinestine.blogspot.com/2013/01/rebel-writers-creed-take-pledge.html

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    1. That's so awesome, Christine!! I saw it. Thanks so much!!

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  18. Your creed is so spot-on! I try hard to remember these things, but everyone gets sidetracked. It's nice to know others have the same issues!

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  19. A fantastic creed not just for authors but also for those trying to live each day a little stronger than the last. Happy New Year all!

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    1. Very true!! Happy New Year to you, too!!!

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  20. Great idea. Will do it later this week.

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  21. Thanks for putting this together!

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  22. This is an awesome creed! I might just join up.

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  23. Awww, Sheri.... This is SOOOOO AMAZING!!!!!

    I would be HONORED to take the creed and join you!!!! Thank you so much for the invitation!!!

    Wishing you every happiness for 2013!!!!!

    Michael

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  24. Awesome idea. Signed up in support, although I can say the balance social media bit has me nervous. I want to expand my blog presence this year. :-D

    But I WILL find a way to do both.

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    1. I'm sure you will! Good luck with finding that balance. It's one aspect of my writing life I struggle with.

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  25. Great creed. Count me in. Heading over to post badge and will link it back to this post. Thanks for the motivation and doable goals.
    Tina @ Life is Good
    http://kmdlifeisgood.blogspot.com/

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  26. A.Maz.ing! My word for the year is DREAM and I added Big. So yes, I'm in! Thanks and best wishes this year!

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  27. I especially love the Be Me and Be a writer everyday. Too often we writers get discouraged by comparing ourselves to others, I've done it myself and as for writing everyday that is my number one priority for this year.

    I'm definitely in, thanks for sharing this with us!

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  28. I love this idea. I've joined up and also following now :)

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  29. supremo creedo! i got it and will be passing it on!

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  30. What a fantastic creed and a great idea! I'm going to put it on my sidebar today. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  31. This is exactly what I need; a Writer's Creed. Thank you!

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  32. The linky list doesn't seem to like me for some reason but I will try again to sign up! Have posted on my blog today anyway.

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  33. Tony - You're welcome!

    Tina - Awesome!! Glad to have you.

    Ink in the Book - That is perfect!!

    Eliza - YAY!

    Julie - Thanks so much!

    Patrice, Suzanne, Tara, Julie - glad to have you and thanks so much for following and spreading the word! Our writing community RAWKS!!

    Aw, Suzanne...just noticed your latest comment. Keep trying, but let me know if it doesn't work. Maybe I can do something.

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  34. This is so inspiring. I need it this year...all signed up!

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  35. Love it! I put it in my sidebar with a link back to this post.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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  36. I'm on board yet again! Great creed/badge!! :)

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  37. I've seen the awesome badge on a couple blogs and liked it so much I had to find this. Awesome idea, and fits so well with my own new years goals. Thanks for thinking of this.

    .......dhole

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  38. I love this idea! Your creed rocks and the image is beautiful :)

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  39. Love this! Nice to meet you, signing up to follow you. :)

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  40. Hi popped over again today to try and sign up but the link doesn't seem to like me! But count me in anyway!

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    1. Ugh Suzanne! Grr... Not sure why. Would you like me to try and sign you up? All I need is your name email addy and website/blog. I already have your name and email.

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  41. Donna - That's so cool you saw the badge elsewhere and it inspired you to come check it out!! Welcome, and glad to have you!!!

    Beverly - Awesome!! Thank you

    Julie - Thank you for signing up! I'm hoping it inspires us on those days when writing seems like such a mountain.

    Shannon - That is so awesome, Shannon!! Thank you for putting it in your sidebar and for visiting. Hopefully, this gives us the push to write on those days we just don't feel like it.

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  42. I can definitely join you all! Not a day goes by when I can't put words on a page! I'll post this soon!

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  43. How inspiring, I love it! I'm putting my post together right now. :)

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  44. I love it! Just the affirmations I need to look at every day. Thank you! Posting it right now.

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  45. Hi Sheri,
    This is really wonderful,
    I just joined in, I am here
    via Carole Ann's g+ notification
    We would like to hear more on this.
    Keep inform, Keep going.
    Best Regards
    Phil & Ann
    PS;
    It's really confusing to note that when I join any blog these days with my id my wife Ann's blog id avtaar is appearing at the followers list, I am really confused, how can i come out of this problem? Her id is logged out and i am using my id, but still her gmail avataar picture is appearing, i am not a computer wizard, is anybody there to help me out from this confusion? at present I am using Google Chrome.
    Have a wonderful Year ahead to all.
    Best
    Phil & Ann

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  46. This is a great motivation and it's going to be a great year! :) Just posted on my blog and linked back.

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  47. I finally got my post up. Did the link go through? I don't see it.

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  48. Love this idea and posted it on my own blog! I've tried to add my link, but it didn't work, so I'll try again.

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  49. Following in preparation for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.

    I love the colors on your blog. The link I submitted is to the new "Creed" page on my blog.

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    1. Aw, thanks! It's great to have you join us!!

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  50. Although I am a bit late, you can count me in!

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    1. Great!! And it's never too late. Glad to have you!

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  51. I appreciate the inspiration. Glad I found you! Thanks, Maria, http://delightdirectedliving.blogspot.com/

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  52. Superb! I'm linked up and will strive to live by this creed. X :)

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