This is the tradtional time for looking back over the previous year and looking forward to the next. I like a bit of tradition.
In 2013's end of year post I said I'd done fairly well, but could do better. The same thing is true this year. 2014 was my best writing year so far in terms of short stories written and sold. That's good, I'm pleased, but I could have worked harder and would probably have then seen even better results.
So, do I carry on as I have been and try to put in more effort - or is it time for a completely new strategy and approach? I have a few days to work that out. One thing's for sure, I'll be making good use of the mobile writing retreat.
How was your year - and what are your plans for 2015?
If you fancy a real challenge, how about writing something positive about the banking industry? If you can manage it, you might win £200 in this free competition.