I love reflecting writing prompts and am participating in Cultivate 2014 this year hosted by Meredith Shadwill.
Here is the first prompt for Cultivate 2014:
What did you set out to accomplish last year? What did you do to cultivate your goals and your life? Did your intentions manifest last year?
Last year I set out to finish my fiction novel and get a book deal. Upon finishing the novel, I took a few months to really dive into what I wanted for my work and what was the heartfelt desire versus what I thought I should do or some logical timeline. I sent queries to a few agencies but didn’t dive into the submission process full force as I reflected on how I wanted this process of sharing my work on a larger platform to feel.
Even though that accomplishment of getting a book deal didn’t manifest, I do believe my underlying intention of wanting to express myself creatively through writing a book shined through.
And that is what I am coming to realize that though my goals may be very specific and quantifiable, the root of it is an intention. An intention which can and will manifest in an infinite number of ways if I simply allow it. Though I am still working on getting that novel published, I have self published my own eGuide in the meantime that is aligned with the same intention I had for myself last year. Intentions are like breaths of fresh air that I hope to breathe in more in 2014.