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!
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