The Wryters' Block

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New Year Resolutions

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My foot pressed the accelerator. The vehicle lurched forward, gained speed. I zigzagged from one lane to the next, whipped past cars that crept at a snail’s pace.

Why is it that when you’re in a hurry, cars pile up on the highway, or else you trail a car crawling at 5 miles an hour?

Red light.

Forced to stop, I took deep breaths, willed myself to stay calm. Sure, I had seven minutes to get to work. It would be okay, I told myself. “Relax. “Take a deep breath.”

Then I remembered my cousin’s words. “I got stopped twice in the same day by the same patrolman. The New Year is not supposed to start out like this.”

A Škoda Superb II car. Français : Une automobi...

As I calmed down and my vehicle ate up the last miles, my brain spun. Several goals for the year invaded my thoughts, but for the moment, the one that stood out was: Be on time; in fact, be early because not only do you have to look out for yourself, but for the other guy as well.

Goals as they relate to writing: I hope to write every single day; I hope to write two novels and publish at least one e-book of short stories.

What are your New Year resolutions?

Happy new year

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