Before you start to panic because we are, by any definition, really lazy bloggers, you're right to suspect we're going to share our 2012 resolutions right this very minute. If you care to sprint for the exit door, know it's directly past the tiger pit and through a fairly large nest of brown recluse spiders.
On the other hand, we're not going to repeat the same promises of past years. Every year, we swear we'll lose weight. (This year, both of us did. Funny what medical maladies will force upon you.) We promise to exercise more frequently. (This year, both of us did. Funny what fear will force upon you.) We promise to spend less/save more. (That SO did not happen.)
It could just be the Castello di Gabbiano Chianti 2010 talkin' but, this time 'round, we're making only one promise. A single, rather difficult, resolution. This year, we write a sequel to one of our other projects.
No big deal, right? It shouldn't be but it is. It's comforting to know other writers struggle with this same issue. In 1983, Stephen King said he was planning a sequel to Salem's Lot. (It's Harrell's favorite King novel. How he wishes there was a sequel in the works.) But don't run down to the bookstore just yet. SK still hasn't come up with the goods.
For us, too, it's a challenge. In an interview about Something Wicked, we said we were plotting the Wicked sequel (Something Evil). To date, all we have is an outline. When the paperback version of Aly's Luck wrapped, we discussed Syr's World. Instead, we penned Frankenstein, P.I. While we can't claim to get fan mail -- all we have is you and you and you're not fans, you're comrades -- we have had a few strong requests to see The Preacher's Son (the sequel to The Atheist's Daughter) sooner rather than later...but, so far, it's looking later rather than sooner.
So, for 2012, our one wish is to write a sequel, any sequel, to one of our earlier stories. It's a shame, though, that Salem's Lot isn't available for a follow-up tale. We have some wonderful ideas....