Friday, December 28, 2012

You're the Pilot

As the New Year turns with all its new possibilities and unknowns, we often resolve to do many avenues of our lives...and especially in our writing.  As Sharon mentioned here at the blog a few weeks ago here, we writers do resolve (every year!) to be more diligent and creative. And as the New Year approaches we think back upon the last months and consider what we could have done differently and consider challenges to come as the time flies.

                  "The bad news is that time flies. The good news is that you're the pilot!"
                                                          Micheal Altshuler

We are the pilots. To help set our courses for the coming year we can set our instruments on go with the help of many sages.

              "Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one"
                                                        Brad Paisley

            "Every man should be born again on the first day of January, Start with a fresh page."
                                                        Henry Ward Beecher

           "We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves.
             The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day."
                                                       Edith Lovejoy Pierce

           "What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year."
                                                     Vern McLeellan

           "Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other."
                                                     Abraham Lincoln 

For us writers as we plot our courses for the coming year this great advise is energizing and inspirational for creative work in the coming months, but lets spice the flying time with a little fun too.

                                     "Each age has deemed the new born year
                                       the fittest time for festal cheer!"
                                                  Sir Walter Scott

You're the Pilot!

Happy Writing! Happy Resolutions!  Happy New Year!        


  1. I especially like the Brad Paisley quote, but because I write PB's, I would change it to" "Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 word book. Write a good one." :)

  2. I like the quote by Vern McLeellan. A New Year isn't new without new energy, change, or movement. If we bring our creativity to the New Year, it will bring great things to us.

  3. Oh, I love "the good news is that you're the pilot"! I've got to remember that this year and steer my plane a bit better!

  4. I'm going with Lincoln. "Your own resolution to succeed..." I'm in!