The Uncertain Path

Once the road was clear and well maintained.

Sadly time has passed and warred against it.

Now the road I walk is jagged and broken.

My once sure footing finds pitfalls at every turn.

I no longer know if it will lead me to my destination.

Still I carry on, determined to reach the end.

Though the way has grown wild, I will persevere.

By Nicholas Byrley

Just need to keep winging it and I’ll reach my goals eventually.


2014, Year Of The Publisher

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No resolutions for 2014, just goals like I talked about. Put them on paper so I can reflect on them next December and be depressed/happy about it. I don’t know if I can call any of these goals realistic, but what the hell. Aim high, right? In no particular order, my goals for 2014 are as follows.


Writing Goals for 2014


1. Publish 5 Poems

2. Publish 1 Short Story

3. Start a novel


Work Goals for 2014

1.  Don’t Go Crazy

2. Get Into a Different Position


Life Goals for 2014

1. Get (mostly) Debt Free

2. Get Back in School

The Plan

It Goes a Little Something Like This…


I have been giving much thought lately as to what I will be doing at the end of my thirty days. I considered taking a break and then committing to writing a few times a week or something like that. But I decided that would be too easy, and probably fail to motivate me towards my goals. So instead I will just extend posting once a day indefinitely, with the added goal of beginning to write so called ‘flash fiction’ and short stories in addition to poems and blogging about my life. It has been a little tough at times to keep up the one post a day but by giving myself no choice not to do it, I’ve actually kept up with it. That system is working quite nicely for me, so I see no reason to break it. And really, there is at least one thought or something happening every day in my life that is post worthy.

The ultimate goal of all this dedication and self training is of course to become a ninja. To become a writer, I mean. Ideally, a published writer. That way at fancy parties I can adjust my glasses and casually mention my last book doing whatever it is books do that is significant at fancy parties. Even more so than that, the dream would be do it full time and actually earn a living off it. To that end, I’ve been researching writing jobs online and there actually seems to be quite a lot of them. Low pay and no one is looking for fiction writers really, but its legitimate work. I could even admit to being a published writer if someone thinks I can hack out a guide to choosing the right USB charger adapter or something of that sort.

So, to summarize, the road looks long and unprofitable, but I’m gonna do it anyway and try to enjoy every minute of it.