But I can still hope to get a few things done this year, without committing myself to anything as restrictive as a goal (far less a resolution!). And so, with those provisos and caveats firmly in place, here are my vague general intentions for writing projects I might like to possibly get completed sometime in 2013. Maybe.
1) Polish up and publish 'The Empresses's Lover' on Kindle. This is a fantasy / romance which I actually wrote years ago. Last year I tried it out in a competition - to no avail - so this year it's time to just get it out there. Currently, I'm half-way through what I hope will be the final edit, and after that it just needs a cover. So perhaps this should be my first priority.
2) Publish my children's' fantasy 'Trouble in Toyland' as a paperback. It came out on Kindle last year, and hasn't really sold much, so a Print On Demand paperback version is the next obvious step. I've already done some work on it, so it shouldn't take too long to complete. Maybe I should do this first?
3) Re-edit 'Can of Worms' (my crime thriller). I've had some very helpful feedback recently, and some things have been pointed out that need dealing with - so possibly this needs doing before anything else.
4) I'm planning a collection of short stories in the general area of fantasy / SF / horror. I've got enough stories to put it together now, and (after some head scratching)) I've come up with a title I like: 'Minutes of the Reality Escape Committee'. So I could make this number 1 on the list.
5) I also want to gather all the 'Dragon Slayer' fantasy stories into one volume and put them out as a POD. There's a bit of editing to do, but apart from that it should be relatively straightforward, so maybe I should start there?
6) Then there's the Crime Scene short stories - currently being published on the 'Welcome to Wherever' webzine (take a look!), but I'd like to have them on Kindle this year. And a number of other short stories and larger writing projects that I want to finish off or at least progress a bit further!
7) Learn how to prioritise.