I, too, have joined the ranks of those who have this bragging right for 2012. I sat down and, for the first time in about 8-10 years, I finished a novel! It's nowhere near perfect, but the general idea is out there. My goal is accomplished. I'm really excited that my initial goal is complete and hope that I continue in this spirit for the year of 2013. There are many things I would like to accomplish, but if I'm even so lucky as to write another story (whether or not I edit it/publish it online or in book form for others to see), I will have accomplished my goal. I want to bring joy to others through my imagination.
Thank you, Bea, for inspiring me to finish my first novel in nearly a decade. This has truly been a turning point in my life and I hope to see myself making more accomplishments of this measure in the near future.