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 has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • 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! :)