My Writer's Resolutions
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Mylene Dressler
April 2010
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Written by
Mylene Dressler
April 2010
I will move. I will keep. I will grow. I will leap every day. I will sit in a chair and know that it is my job to pretend I am flying. I will smile at my good luck. I will learn from each failure, while shedding it like old rain. I will not ask permission. I will honor the work of others. I will show my gratitude as if it were the most beautiful thing I own. I will shut myself away when necessary. I will not apologize for this. I will hear the music. I will dance. I will write. I will write. This will do. --MD

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  • Mylene Dressler

    Thanks, Cristina--we'll continue to meet, I'm sure. (Love your name, by the way. Great author-name!)

  • Cristina Pippa

    So well stated, Mylene. Nice to meet you here!

  • Mylene Dressler

    Please do feel free to share it at FB, Wendy. That's certainly something I haven't done. How fun.

  • Wendy Babiak

    This is lovely. I think I'll share it at FB. And thanks for the friend request.

  • Mylene Dressler

    Thank you, Mai. And welcome, again, to this beautiful space for women!

  • Mai Ahmed Daader

    I love this poem... it's simply beautiful :))))

  • Mylene Dressler

    Monica, routine is a tricky balance, isn't it? The way I've solved this is that I must write every day for at least four hours--but WHEN this four hours is, however, I vary, so that I don't feel I'm in a straightjacket, so that I don't get bored, so that I don't feel it is purely a job, so that I stay open. The thing is, one HAS to have routine to get anything done, and to stay in shape as a writer. But you have to figure out how to feel excited by the obligation rather than pinned by it. Good luck as you find your own, unique way!

  • monica dobos garg

    I like your poem. :) I like that your resolutions are not clock-bound and hope they work in spite of this. I hate schedules and routines, yet I feel my writing would work better with schedules and routines.
    Tx for sharing.

  • Mylene Dressler

    You're welcome, KiKi. It's printed it out here on my desk. I keep it close, for when I need it. ;-)

  • KiKi Walter

    I LOVE this. I think I just may print it out for my fridge. Thank you for sharing!