I've pretty much stopped making official New Year's resolutions. Instead, I choose certain areas of my life and certain things to make priorities, places and activities where I want to put my effort and energy. I tend to do this more around my birthday month - October - although I do find January a good time to re-focus on those plans.
Some of them are concrete and specific:
* Finish yet another draft of my Horror/YA Horror novel by June
* Read 100 books
Others are more generalized, ones where I have notes to check in with myself to see how I'm progressing:
* Read and study more books about the craft of writing
* Read - and reread - more horror
* Continue to be open and ready for more Year of Yes opportunities
How about you all? Do you make resolutions? Anything in particular you're looking forward to in 2013? Any recommendations for horror novels or Year of Yes activities?