2017 wasn’t all I wanted it to be, but it had its moments. I read some great books, learned a lot about writing, took a big step on my writing journey, and drew closer to God. Now we’re all reflecting on the time that has passed, and looking to the time ahead to make changes and grow.
Great Books from 2017
I didn’t meet my reading goal this year, but I still read a good bit. These are the books I loved.
The Legacy of Luther by R.C. Sproul and Stephen J. Nichols
A Time for Confidence by Stephen J. Nichols
The Truth of the Cross by R. C. Sproul
The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn
What Jesus Demands of the World by John Piper (review coming soon)
The Inkblots by Damion Searls
The Dance of Character and Plot by DiAnn Mills
Moving Forward in 2018
In the new year, I will focus on two things:
My focus on God will require the time and dedication of personal Bible reading and Bible study, theological study, prayer, and other spiritual disciplines.
My focus on writing (which includes both my novel and this blog) will require the time and dedication of writing (getting myself in a chair and making it happen, though I am outlining first), planning, research, studying the craft, and reading.
I’ve laid out my long-term and some short-term goals to start me on the right path. I know some things will change as I find the routine that works for me, but the important thing is that I have taken the first steps.
I hope you’ll join me on my journey in 2018!
What are your goals and hopes for the new year? Let me know in the comments.