My non resolutions for 2013, that involve writing, and not taking myself seriously

I Realized today, that we are ten days into this year. Another year, that to me spreads before my like a white canvas or blank page. Many years ago I used to make resolutions, and take all of those resolutions quite seriously.

It was twenty odd years ago, I discovered that if I made goals, depending on where I wanted to be in one year, 5 years or 10 years in the future, I often found that when the future arrived, many of the goals were achieved. Funny thing that, setting something in motion, that when set in motion, would develop into what you wanted.

I have done the same thing with writing. As I wrote in previous blogs, I really could not come up with my next career, and decided to do something I’d always loved, writing, but never made time for.

My goal was to learn to write, I thought that might be more advantages to my readers, and also enjoyable if I was doing. Numerous writing courses later, a library full of how to write the best novel every type of books, and here I am, about to have my first Novella published later this month, a Novel ready to go to proof reading in March, and working on a third Novel.

I sometimes wonder what drives me to do it, and I decided, it is because I don’t take myself seriously. I take my writing seriously, I love to write, but I don’t listen to myself, when that little voice tells me I can’t write, will never be a writer, or just not good enough to be read.

That’s when I have to laugh and smile, and just say, “if you don’t write, you’ll never know if you are a writer, and if you don’t publish, how will anyone else know.”

So I write, and I do have a goal for this year. To publish Dolphin Dreams my fantasy Novella this month, then my Novel Polar Bear Dawn, and then a third Novel by late this year, or early next year. My total overall goal is One Million words in print in the next ten years. I would be 70 years old then. Now that would be a wonderful thing to look back and see some goals that I set out to do get accomplished.

To all those who make goals, I wish your reach all of them in your future.

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Lyle Nicholson is the author of four novels, two novellas and a short story, as well as several articles published in Canadian Magazines and Newspapers. His path to his writing was first as a terrible actor in a Johnny Cash movie, called Gospel Road. He played Andrew the Apostle and apologizes to all who see him in the movie.
He was also a disobedient monk for several years and left the monastery to work at several jobs he’d was highly unsuccessful at until he started his own sales agency, where he finally had success. This was to the delight of his wife and his mother.
He retired in 2011 and took up writing full time. He now lives with his lovely wife in Kelowna, where he writes, cooks and indulges in fine wines.

2 thoughts on “My non resolutions for 2013, that involve writing, and not taking myself seriously”

  1. Wonderfully written – a joy to read at the beginning of my day, with my morning cup of brew.
    I remember realizing one day that I am the only one who can make my dreams happen.
    Fulfilling some of my dreams in my life has been most fulfilling.
    Thanks for the inspiration to continue on the effort to fulfilling the others not yet realized.
    Congratulations on the continuing effort you make to fulfill yours.

    I am grateful that I have dreams in my life to pursue…

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