Sunday, December 31, 2017

Author Lang Syne

Should failed plot lines be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should bad review pains be forgot,
and auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take another edit yet,
for auld lang syne.

And surely you’ll take critique well!
and surely I’ll take mine!
And we'll take another edit yet,
for auld lang syne.


We two have wrote our share of tropes,
and cringe-inducing lines;
But we’ve wandered many a weary pen,
since auld lang syne.


We two have swam the blogosphere,
with critics harsh and kind;
But hater tears upon we've gorged
since auld lang syne.


And there’s a hand my trusty friend!
And give me a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll say "fuck off" to our self doubt,
for auld lang syne.



Happy New Year,  readers, writers, everyone! Whether you care to make resolutions or not, I wish you all the best of times to come.

And now, one more thing, from a much more prolific writer than I:

"I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something.

So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever."

-Neil Gaiman (originally posted on his blog, here)

Here's to another year of beautiful mistakes.


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