Dear Reader,

Happy New Year!

I’m writing this blog post on my phone in a bed 2 1/2 hours away as I wait for my friends to get up because, even though I don’t have that much to talk about, I have to write something. I mean, what kind of a start to the new year would this be if I didn’t make a blog post?

I read somewhere the other day (probably on Tumblr) something like “2015 was a year for character development. 2016 is going to be all action!” And although I immediately thought “yesss!” I also thought “eh, maybe I need another year for character development though.”

(I’m not going to get into the whole self-loathing bit right now because hey, it’s New Year’s Day and not even noon yet. Let’s keep those thoughts in my head.)

But here’s the wonderful thing about action-packed stories: character development never stops. In fact, it only seems to happen quicker once action is driving the plot. 

Have you guys seen the gifset that shows the difference in Effie from the reaping in THG to the one in CF? 

Everything that happened in the first book, that first year, changed Effie. Her character development didn’t involve a year of sitting out and reflecting on herself and deciding to become a better person–it came with all the action and the relationships she made and the craziness that ensued. 

So I’m excited for 2016. I’m excited for more stories and more memories with more people and hopefully some more action (don’t read that the wrong way). I’m excited to develop my character and I look forward to what I’ll be writing and who I’ll be this time next year. 

As always, I have hope for the future.