1. The Debut Author Challenge hosted by Kristi, The Story Siren
I failed miserably at the Debut Author Challenge. I thought maybe I could get twelve titles read even though I started late (like August late), but it didn't happen. I wasn't even close. I read three debut novels: Firespell by Chloe Neill, Split by Swati Avasthi, and How to Grow up and Rule the World by Scott Seegert. Oh well, the point was still made and I added new authors and new books to my ever-growing TBR pile. Maybe I'll have better luck next year.
2. 100+ Reading Challenge hosted by Home Girl's Book Blog.
This reading challenge included almost everything. Any novel read in any way, including audio. Even though I joined this one late too, I could count everything from the beginning of the year. And thanks to Shelfari, I still knew what those titles were. I hit the 100 book mark at the beginning of December. Click here to see the complete list.
Participating in nanowrimo was an awesome experience. Almost every day I hit a new high in terms of writing for one specific story idea than I ever had before. I pulled out a win this year and I still grin like an idiot when I get emails from Nano calling me a writer. I'm also following up pretty well by editing and rewriting as necessary. The scariest part is remembering that I agreed to let someone read it. Dear Someone, Please be gentle. Loves, Jenn