Here’s wishing all my readers a happy and prosperous New Year, full of inspiring, illuminating and lucrative writing. In that order!
For those of you contemplating your goals for the coming year, do yourself a favour and take 20 minutes to watch this brief talk by psychologist Dan Gilbert, in which he debunks some popular myths about what makes us humans happy.
Apparently our brains have an astonishing capacity for envisaging outcomes of various possible scenarios, but are lousy at estimating which outcome is more likely to bring us happiness.
So if you’re basing your screenwriting plans for 2009 on what is most likely to make you happy, be aware that it might not be the obvious …
Thanks to all of you for your responses both here on the blog and through other channels. I look forward to writing for you and hearing from you again in 2009!