Yes, yes, and yes. I’m a born extrovert so spending time alone writing is not enough for me. I’m so amazed at the friends I’ve made from the start of my career as a writer. This wouldn’t have happened if I just sat all day writing novels. I love meeting people, sharing stories and being able to help one another and I can say that my writing career has become more colorful because of the relationships I’ve built. After publishing my second novel, Chocolicious, I had already established a following from readers, reviewers, bloggers and authors who have become my friends and followers. Connecting with friends and knowing that you can count on them has boosted my energy to keep going as an author. Networking is about being able to help one another and share ideas.