Word of the day: nov-el (noun) A fictitious prose narrative of considerable length and complexity, portraying characters and usually presenting a sequential organization of action and scenes.
Reginald Hill (READ HIM!) and I think I could churn out a pretty tawdry Harlequin.
However, what I really need to do is write. And by write, I mean start formulating some sentences that extend beyond random blog posts and witty Facebook status updates. I bought a lap top a couple of years ago with the express purpose of using it for writing my many tomes but so far that has been a fail. So I would do well to start there and who knows what might happen?
I'd also like to read Talking About Detective Fiction by P.D. James, because she's a pretty great author and because it might help light a fire under my bum and get me started on my own brilliant detective novel.
So resolution #1: Write more - and maybe write that novel.