It’s been a productive month for me!
In January, I read 12 books, all for one of my three reading challenges and/or a book club selection. (I know, you haven’t seen two of them yet, they’ll be on this Friday’s reading recap post.)
I went to the library once. Only once, which is unusual for me, but I’m trying to read down The Book Tower. I did have to pick up a book club selection for February, though, and I grabbed a few more things while I was there just because…
I wrote 34,177 words on my current novel draft, keeping up my 1k-a-day minimum. My tentative goal, since it’s sitting at roughly half-done, is to finish it in February, which means going back to a NaNo-like pace of 1,667 words/day. Which I can absolutely do, I did it for NaNo last year!
In addition, I wrote 8,820 words in blog posts. (Shortest post: 247 words. Longest post: 1,406 words.) I hadn’t been tracking that before, but I decided to start, because this is writing, too!
In non-literary accomplishments, I started a resistance-band workout program as soon as I got home from vacation, and have done it 3x/week the whole month. Since I can’t run in the winter without risking the health and safety of my poor feet (I am not breaking my ankle because I decided running on ice was a good idea) I walk instead, and I took at least a half-hour walk every day I wasn’t doing my strength training. I do look forward to spring, though, when I can start running again!
So that’s my January. Anybody else feel proud of themselves for what they got done last month? What did you accomplish?