January is a great time to look at yourself in the mirror and ask what your plan is for improving your record of publication.
What are your usual hurdles that get in the way? What are the current hurdles?
What works to get you moving?
My biggest problem is me.
We're at the point in my lab where available data are not really the issue, we have many dishes cooking along in parallel at most times. Something is always ready or close to being ready to serve up.
The problem is almost always the wandering of my attention and my energy to kick something over the final step to submission.
The game I have taken to playing with myself is to see how long I can go with at least one manuscript under review. I made it something like 14 mo a few years ago. Of course I then promptly fell into another extended dry spell but....
The other game I play with myself is to see how many manuscripts we can have under review simultaneously. That is, of course, much more subject to the ebb and flow of project maturation and the review process. But if we happen to have a few stacking up, sure I'll use the extra motivation to keep my attention pegged to finishing a draft.
When all else fails there is always "We need this published in order to help get this next grant funded, aiieeeee!"