I've done nothing much this year on trying to get my novel The Trouble with Mother out there but hope to rectify this in 2017. I am thrilled to bits my flash fiction collection, From Light to Dark and Back Again, will be coming out in the New Year (Chapeltown Books).
I think one of the nicest things about writing is it is a continual journey. There are always stories you still want to write, things you think you could do better and so on. The nice thing about this is you are continually developing skills as a writer and continual development, I believe fervently, is good for your health, mentally and otherwise.
So having an end of year review I find is like having a writer's MOT. I establish where I'm at at, where I would like to be in 12 months' time God willing, and look at how I might get to those points. I've also learned to be open to opportunities. I never set out to write flash fiction but came into the form accidentally. I am very pleased to have had that particular accident!!
So if I could pass on any one tip at this time of year, it would be to give yourself a writing "check over" and review. It has been my experience in writing things down and planning what I might do to achieve things, I am more likely to actually achieve them (or something better). Hope you find this might prove to be the case for you too.