December 26, 2013
“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 (1960- )
Although English by birth, Gaiman now divides his time between residences in Menomonie, Wisconsin and Cambridge, Massachusetts. He first rose to prominence with his graphic novel series The Sandman, and has continued to produce best sellers in science fiction, fantasy, young adult and children’s genres, including Anansi Boys, Good Omens, and American Gods, as well as screen plays such as “Stardust”, “Neverwhere”, and “Coraline”. He is the winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker Awards and the first writer to have won both the Newbery and Carnegie Medals for the same work, The Graveyard Book. He is married to the controversial musician and performance artist Amanda Palmer, founder of the Dresden Dolls.