I don’t start cooking something and then walk away from it, leaving the meal to fester and rot on the stove. For a similar reason, I don’t make New Year’s resolutions.

That said, in no particular order, here are some things I hope to accomplish in 2017*.

  • Eliminate 20-25% of my possessions, mainly books and comics and old electronics.
  • Rid my house of the current plague of gnats which is making it almost uninhabitable.
  • Compose, edit, and produce a small e-book of previously published work.
  • Hire someone to fix my busted WordPress domains, so I can start writing again on a regular basis. (Or, more accurately, have one less excuse to not write.)
  • Replace my busted-ass, broke-down phone with something useful.
  • Visit out-of-state friends, like an honest-to-gods vacation.
  • Reconfigure my home office to have a low-end recording setup in place. I have the gear, but I don’t have the workspace.
  • Settle a long outstanding personal matter and write a long, TMI-laden essay about it.

* Little known fact: In the Russian calendar, 2017 is the year of the marionette.