I can't say exactly why, but 2014 sounds more "futuristic" to my ear than 2008 or even 2021. With that in mind, I'm going to take this presentness of the future (tortured phrase, I know) as a cue to quit fiddling with my fiction and get firing instead.
So this is the year then. No more perpetual polishing in pursuit of perfection (sigh). No more showing "unfinished" manuscripts to just a handful of readers. No more wishing for a traditional publishing contract to fall into my lap. It's time to publish and let the chips fall where they may. Carpe diem and all that.
First out of the gate will be Seven: The Haunted Girl of NuLo, a novel with elements of science fiction, fantasy, and horror that would probably be classed as young/new adult. I've finally gotten it to the stage where I can almost get through any given chapter without wanting to change something, so that's probably a sign that it's ready to be released into the wild.
The future is now. Time to get publishing.