It's the time of year again. A new year starts in a few hours and a new opportunity to make ourselves better people. So, I thought it might be nice to have a thread about what we're promising to do. Here are my offerings... 1) Give up drinking alcohol. I've already quit beer and I think it's time for a year off. No more hangovers and a clear head to get on with more writing. 2) More writing. I got 6 books up and running this year, I want to break that number in 2017 and push myself to get more marketing done. By the end of this year, I want people to know who I am. 3) Get fit. I'm pretty healthy anyway but had a recent bout of flu where I had to back off the exercise a bit. I'm going to push a lot harder to get myself into better shape and make up what I've lost. 4) Read more. I read very little fiction, I almost exclusively read factual accounts as research now. I want to put a few more novels under my belt. 5) Cut down on coffee. I'm drinking way too much coffee. 6) Stop buying stupid bike I don't need. I have a serious motorcycle problem and my house is full of them. For the sake of my sanity, it needs to stop. 7) Build a cafe-racer. I have a specific bike in mind, it's a replica from a story and I need it in my life. I've not had a project motorcycle in a long, long time. I NEED. 8) Meet new people. Most of the ex-pat community in this town is appalling. I was asked by a teacher in my school if I could supply him with some heroin, 'the good stuff' since he could only find weak rubbish. I told him I knew where he could get a really strong cup of coffee. This one is also for the sake of my sanity. 9) Stop doing favours for everyone. I really do far too much for other people and almost never do anything for myself. Well, I've got people who depend on me now so I'm putting them first and everything else second. (It's likely I'll break this one first.) 10) Do something new. Whatever it is... I need to find and do something I've never done before. What about you guys?