Wow, I never expected anyone to actually participate along with me ... and then I go and desert you! Sorry! :(
I had high hopes in the beginning months of 2012, but then a very ugly and stressful life reared its' head and challenges, genealogy, internet, everything went out the window - including reading!
It started to get better in the late fall, and now, hopefully, everything is back to normal(ish). The holidays were good, I completed NaNoWriMo (a challenge to write a 50,000 word story in a month), we adopted a new cat, I received a fancy new iPod for Christmas (to replace my very battered MP3 player), and I went and bought books for the first time in what seemed like years! ;) (I had been using the library, but there's just something special about your own books - and the act of buying them. It sounds crazy, but it makes some sort of sense in my little world!)
A very big thank you! to everyone that participated and congratulations! to everyone that finished! There has been interest in repeating (and certainly I'd like to have another go, since I failed miserably - hopefully successfully this time!), and once I get a weekend off (very soon!) , I'll be puttering around the site again. I'll come around to everyone for a visit as well!