So what should you be doing now to get ready for a new year of writing? What should your preparations be? To be honest, I start with clearing out the dross, you know the stuff you've been keeping 'just in case' you can squeeze it in somewhere. Be honest with yourself, is it really that important - really? If it was, surely you'd have it in there already, so, dump it. Then I'd look at the various folders and files full of ideas, we all have them, the ones that we may one day. The ones that you'll write up into the most amazing piece of writing - but will you? Be strict with yourself. How long have you had the idea, six months or has it been hanging around for six years. Is it really such a good idea? Or was it just a whim.
Then look at your current work and see what you can do to tidy and clean up that. And finally make sure you have a couple of reams of printing paper, ink for the printer, that your desk is clean and tidy and a new note book to make your 2012 notes.
Have a great New Year and make 2012 your year for publication.