Saturday, December 31, 2005

2005

I read 256 books in 2005.

I wrote about 16,000 words for NaNoWriMo. While I hit neither target words nor finished what I was working on, it was very valuable. I proved that when I made time and gave my writing a priority, I could do it. It reinforced that writing is not easy: its not easy to do the actual writing, its not easy to plot something that is believable, its not easy to create a character that is real, and its not easy to find the time. I rediscovered that writing fiction is something I enjoy doing -- and that I have to get better at time management.

I started this blog, which has been wonderful! I like being able to share the books, movies and TV shows I love. While some people talk about the Internet being isolating and antisocial, I have found the opposite to be true. I am now part of a online community of people who enjoy childrens and teen books as much as I do, and also love a good Buffy reference. I cannot stress enough how welcoming and encouraging other bloggers have been. Thank you all!

2 comments:

ckm said...

I only read 105 books. You win big on that one! Happy New Year, Liz.

Liz B said...

How I count: everything. Adult, YA, picture book, graphic novels, books on tape. And I do read & watch TV/movies at the same time. Except that's hard to do for GNs. And its hard to do with non English movies that only have subtitles.

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