I also write down in my new writing diary what I hope to achieve in the coming year (and I would like in 2016 to resume writing radio plays and another novel, though not at the same time!). I also jot down (usually before Christmas) story ideas I'm "carrying" as I know I will forget them otherwise over the holidays.
I think it is good to look back and take stock before moving on. I can't stress the importance of the latter enough. Any writer will want to build on good work being achieved to (a) see if it can be improved still further and (b) build on the success already generated.
And the great thing? Sometimes you can create an article out of your review and post it on a blog, on Facebook etc. See link below!
And another of my short stories, The Magic Flute, is now in the recently released The Best of Cafelit 4. This is a nice way to end the year!
Click the Amazon link for formats and buying information for The Best of Cafe Lit 4.
Better still, Cafelit can be contacted via: 15 Chapeltown Road, Radcliffe, United Kingdom, M26 1YF. Please make cheques payable to Bridge House.