Resolutions Recap: March

Welcome to another chapter of Resolutions Recap, where I review how well (or not so well) I’m keeping my resolutions this year!

March was not the best month resolution-wise. I spent the first half on deadlines and the other half at home, where my main focuses included eating and sleeping (and work of course…). So, in the interest of sparing myself a series of zeros out of 10, I’m going to focus on the goals I did manage to achieve.

Resolution 1: Write a little bit every day
Result: 6/10FullSizeRender

The days I missed are highlighted and… plentiful. However, in terms of quality, I think I did better than January and February. A lot of the things I wrote were part of a longer story or had the potential to become one themselves. Therefore, despite the score of 6 (or 4, if you don’t count the days I might have written but forgot to keep track), I’m happy with the content I wrote over March.

Resolution 2: Read more outside my course/BBC’s The Big Read
Result: 4/10

I go an email from Goodreads last week, telling me I’m ahead in my 2016 reading challenge. Because I’m turning 20 this year, I set a goal of 20 books, and so far I’ve read 8 (and a half). A few of these were outside my course, including The Son of Neptune and The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan. However, I still haven’t finished The Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri, and I also switched between lots of books during the month, which is why I gave myself a 4 out of 10.

Resolution 3: Keep my Goodreads account up-to-date
Result: 5/10

I still haven’t gotten into the habit of recording the dates I start and finish books. So although those might be a bit inaccurate, I think I’ve remembered to add all the books I’ve read so far this year!

The Rest of the Resolutions (i.e. the zeroes)

  • Participate in writing competitions/send writing off to be published
  • Read writing-related books, articles and guides I’ve got saved
  • Establish a posting routine/post more about my writing progress
  • Have at least one short story finished per month

…Let’s move on.


That’s it for this month’s Resolutions Recap! Let me know how your resolutions are going; in the meantime, I’d better get to some essay writing…

Thanks for reading, and until next time!


4 thoughts on “Resolutions Recap: March

  1. bymarion

    Good luck with your essay writing (and with the rest of your writing as well of course !)
    And now I have to go and catch up on my reading if I want to keep my resolutions – ahem 😉


  2. Kanti Kumar

    I made a Goodreads challenge for myself last year, to read 52 books in 52 weeks. The failure was I read less than half of that. The success was I read some really good books and read them with time and attention (so I learned some new things)…. It’s not quantity that matters (I could easily read 50 books of under 100 pages each!), but the quality of reading. I’m happy reading only a few, but want to read them well… 🙂

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