I love March.
It’s the month I was born; time for spring to join us and usually the month when we take a full week off work. We’ve also had the bonus of great weather for the last week. We took advantage and drove out into Derbyshire. I took a sunny photograph of some daffodils by the side of the river in Bakewell.
I started doing an update on the last day of each month to keep a check on my progress against my goals for 2012. It keeps me honest.
This monthly post is a way of celebrating what I’ve achieved and set a benchmark for the next month. I can’t believe how quickly March has been and gone. April will be a challenge, but more on that tomorrow!
March also saw the launch of my writing group’s e-book Just Get It Out There. You can read the post here and follow the links to the FREE e-book. It has short stories, Flash Fiction and some poetry. Did I mention that it is FREE.
So how am I doing against my goals for the year?
This month I’ve managed to write:
- 17,922 words;
- which is 60 pages;
- or 6 chapters of my book.
I’m a little disappointed to have only written on 17 of March’s 31 days, but I’ve increased my word count again this month. In the first seven days I managed 7k words though we were off work so as soon as we went back there was no way I could keep up that level. This is my busiest time of the year at work and I am a ZOMBIE at the moment so I am really pleased with nearly 18k words.
And I’m happy to have kept the average above 1k words a day. So happy I’ve included chart/graph.
The plan for April is to improve on March.
I set a target of 24 books in 2012. Two books a month.
And this month I’ve managed a grand total of … ZERO.
Er … time for a recount. No it was ZERO 🙂
I find reading difficult to do when tired and I refer you to the ZOMBIE line earlier. Really busy at work = heavy eyelids.
I’ve started reading the fifth DEXTER novel and should finished it soon.
Not on track, but I will be able to catch-up.
Stay the same weight & Migraine watch:
The healthy eating plan continues, more or less. Easter eggs are ridiculously cheap at the moment and I deserve a treat!
Other than that my diet has been the same for months. I’ve been the same weight (+/- a couple of lbs) since November and my gallbladder will NOT let me eat anything good so this part of the goals for 2012 is keeping on track.
No migraines in-month. YAY!
How are you doing with your goals for 2012?
End of the first quarter, are you still on track?