2008 Resolutions

By the grace of God, in 2008 I will:

  • Finish the best sequel to Auralia’s Colors that I’m capable of writing in the time available to me.
  • Be slow to anger, and quick to cultivate civil discussion here at the blog and beyond.
  • Grow in my appreciation of great art, especially filmmaking.
  • Along those lines: Watch more old movies, and more films from other parts of the world.
  • Become a better blogger.
  • Bring order to that catastrophe upstairs that I call “my study.”
  • Avoid taking on too many stressful projects at one time.
  • Sing more. And loudly. In the car, where I won’t hurt anybody.
  • Spend more time reading scripture. Because I never regret it when I do.
  • Pray more often.
  • Give thanks more often. To God and everyone.
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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.

  • judg

    Your first resolution would be a great one for perfectionist writers everywhere (inserting appropriate titles, of course).

  • clrussell

    Good list. Good luck with it, esp. bringing order to your catastrophe upstairs, aka your study. Our home office is the bane of my existence. :-)

  • http://www.besidethequeue.wordpress.com besidethequeue

    I like the “in the car, where i wont hurt anybody” part. especially for me.

  • scandalon

    I like the “sing more” part. Amen to that! :)