Most people read fiction not so much for plot as for company. In a good piece of fiction, you can meet someone and get to know her in-depth, or you can meet yourself, in disguise, and imaginatively live out and understand your passions.
Writing has taken off again.
Word count : 29th Jan 500 words, 30th Jan 600 words. Not very good, but not 0 or 100 either.
One of the first things that sent me writing was a dream I had last night (or should I say this morning?). I did a spate of free-writing. I do this from time to time, and leave a notebook and pencil beside my bed for just such times.