Yes, I know, everyone has them. Deal with it. This year I’m going to:
A. Attempt (again) to get 100 rejections in a year. The only change I’ll make (aside from giving myself 12 months instead of 10 to complete it) is that at least 15% of the rejections must be via snail mail. (Some of the biggest and “best” magazines don’t accept electronic submissions, and lazy ol’ me has been pretty much ignoring them. No longer.
B. Find an idea that interests me for 80,000 words or more.
C. Write it.