Let us make glorious amazing mistakes this year #BookBytes 22

Hola folks. Happy happy new year to all of you. I know I know I’ve been lax in sharing my bookish plans for the year. Year end celebrations left me feeling listless and unable to write. But as always, #BookBytes pushed me on and here I am.

Today I’m not sharing a byte from a book. It being New Year and all, I picked up a few lines that I found very inspiring from Neil Gaiman’s blog.

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.

So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.” 

– Neil Gaiman, on his blog

Isn’t this just the bravest thought? The perfect inspiration? No matter what your field of work is, these lines empower you to be better, dream bigger, without fear of failure. Gaiman wrote these lines as a New Year thought, way back in 2011 but they’ll always be relevant.

Here’s wishing you a happy and productive 2020.

Oh and stay tuned as I shall be sharing my reading plans for 2020 soonest.


If you stumble upon a quote, a line (or two) or even a passage from a book that leaps out at you demanding to be shared join in with #BookBytes.

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The next edition of BookBytes goes live on Tuesday, January 21.

14 Replies to “Let us make glorious amazing mistakes this year #BookBytes 22”

      1. Well.. i do that too and i know others who think obsessively and mostly about what could go wrong or why it would not work and end up not trying at all 🙂 so, in general I believe most everyone has a tendency to overthink things and we all do need this reminder…


  1. What a lovely message and yes very relevant even today! Thank you for sharing this Tulika! I have been meaning to join in on the book bytes since ages- hopefully this year will be it.

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    1. That’s just what the power of good writing is. It can inspire in a flash. I adore the way he writes.


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