Five years ago this month I did Nanowrimo for the first time. I won to, writing 50k words in 30 days, on top of working on my thesis and going to school. Not that it was any good, or even especially salvageable, but it was the first time I had begun AND completed a long-form piece of fiction, and it was the start of something in me. I’d been writing little bits of fan fiction and flights of fancy for years, but I had never thought I might write a whole novel before. Then, five years ago today, just before the end of my first Nanowrimo, I decided to start a blog too. Maybe it was jumping the gun just a bit (or a lot!) but I wanted a place of my own on the internet, a place to write about my thoughts and post snippets and stories and generally make my own. This blog has been that for me, and has generally been very cathartic for when I have a ramble I need to get out.
Anyway, I am not where I thought I would be as a writer five years ago, but I am a better, more thoughtful writer than I was then. I’ve learned a lot over these years, and I want to thank those of you (all three or four? ;)) who have stuck around while I rambled through my blogging journey. I don’t know where I will go our what sort of writer I will be in the next five years, but I’m tolerably sure I’ll write about the journey here!