The other area of growth for me comes in the fiction-writing section of my life. I've always wanted to write a book, and I think I will some day. In the meantime, I'm contenting myself with some short stories for practice. The one I've started (and hope to complete in the coming months) is based off a CCG I've recently picked up called Shadow Era. I did some writing way back in the day--we're talking like 10+ years ago--for a different card game that seemed to go over successfully. It's easy for me to write these fan fictions in a world that's already set up; it has a lot less planning involved. You can find the first two parts of what will likely turn out to be a five-part story right here. As you can see from some of the comments on the forum page, some people seem to like it. That always makes me happy :) It's a great outlet to try some fiction writing as opposed to the review writing that I've done most recently. It's hard to say, though, which I like best. They're very different from each other and require different kinds of thinking to do well. Funny how that works, huh?
Anyway, we're looking forward to all of our possibilities in growth coming up and hope to keep all of you better posted on what those may be as they develop. We (meaning, I) haven't been very good about blogging much lately, and we have a goal to do more quality posts this year than last year. Here's to hoping!