January 1

There Are No Resolutions, Only Goals

Good morning. Or good afternoon to those of you who partied like maniacs and threw caution to everything last night. The new year is on us all, but it doesn’t have to be that way. You can be ON IT.

I’ll never speak for anyone else, so I’m not about to espouse what each of us should do now that the brand new year is in its infancy filled with possibilities and endless cliched tangents of wonderfulness. I’ve spent too much time in my 32 years doing so, and it usually leads to negativity, broken relationships, and heartache.

There are no resolutions. For me, there rarely are anyways. It’s a fairly arbitrary point in time to say you’re going to change something just because you had to go on Amazon to get a new calendar. If it works for you, great. It doesn’t work for me.

I quit consuming aspartame this past Saturday. Yeah, I guess I could have waited another few days to line it up nicely with New Years. A few more days of that shit might have killed me. At least mentally. So I quit it right then and there: I took a trip to Subway for a meal and a giant, final, awful Diet Coke. From that point, no more. My system already feels a lot better.

And then there are goals. I want my writing career to flourish even further. I want to write and publish three books this year. Writing one book took about 13 months itself. So I’m challenging myself to get this done. It’s possible things could go either way. The way I’m motivated now, things are only going to go one way: completion and accomplishment.

That’s just how it’s going to be. Happy New Year to all, I can’t wait to share my work with you.




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Posted January 1, 2014 by Andrew Flynn in category "Blog


  1. By Kelly Nelsen on

    You can DO IT! You’ve done it once and that’s absolutely the hardest part. Most writers I’ve known never get to completion of their books and just float around their ending, waiting for it to happen for them. The hardest part for us artsy folk is getting out of our own way and getting it done. After you’ve done one book, you get to tell yourself “I’ve already finished a book, it’s totally doable.” SO GO GET IT! I’ll be here to poke you with a stick if you need it. Looking forward to seeing what you get done this year!


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