Did you, as part of your New Year’s Resolution, decide to pick up the pen (or the mouse) once again and rewrite that screenplay, begin the novel or write the article you have always dreamed of writing?

 These dark months, from Samhain (Halloween) through the Spring equinox offer perfect moments for writing. The holidays are over. Carpe Diem. Stay up late (I know, radical for Maine) and watch the moon and big dipper move across the sky or get up early, earlier than usual, and dedicate thirty minutes to expressing yourself.

 “Creative work is…a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.” Steven Pressfield in The War of Art.