Summing Up February, and March Goals

March is coming in with mild weather and even a little bit of sunshine. To be honest, I was hoping for maybe a tiny bit more winter. I’m still edging toward being comfortable in my tent in the ice and snow. Well, by comfortable, what I mean is something more like “confident that I won’t die, and functional the day after.” I got in two more nights last week. And yeah… maybe I’ll get there eventually. Onward to spring, then.

I did a new “Good Habits” spread in my bullet journal. I added a tracker for writing rough draft words, because it seems like that got shuffled off to the side more often than I would have liked during February. I didn’t miss any days, but there were quite a few with very low word counts. I also got rid of the Lepterian revision tracker because, I FINISHED, PEOPLE! The changes are typed, the notes are all checked off. I’m celebrating. Shopping for that reward of mine.

So, February. Short month. Yup. That’s my excuse.

I wrote 9,519 new words, which brings my total for the year up to 21,902. Lower than I’d like, but considering that I have also been working on revisions, I’m not too unhappy with it.

I want more words in March. That’s why I added writing draft words to the goal tracker. To make it a priority, again.

My incredibly minimal “community” goal is to visit blogs and comment on at least two of them each day. I’ll be continuing with the Viking revision, and with reading all the joint winners of the Hugo and Nebula awards. (Yes, still doing that.) A couple of health and fitness goals. I need to exercise more. Eat right. Remember to take my vitamins. Get outside more.

So, what about you? How was your February? What do you have going for March?


  1. A.S. Akkalon


    I missed something! You’re sleeping in a tent in the snow??

    I have to say, it sounds like you had a pretty successful February. I spent Feb writing at least something every day and I started blogging again. My main goal for March is to survive life stuff, but if I keep writing every day and blogging once a week I’ll be happy. Sometimes not falling over is all we can manage. 🙂

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      That Appalachian Trail thing? It’s not really a “goal” yet, because I don’t have definable course of action to get there, but I’m knocking out one fear at a time. I’ve never done any winter camping, before. (Because I could DIE!) But it’s actually going pretty well. My coldest night was about 15 degrees F. (I’m still well within reach of my nice warm house, if something goes wrong. Backyard camping: All of the weather, none of the commitment.)
      I’m so happy you’re back to blogging. Let me know if there’s anything I can do long-distance.

      • A.S. Akkalon


        Of course! I remember the Appalachian Trail thing, I just hadn’t made the connection. I have no idea what 15 degrees F is, but it sounds cold. Well done on not dying!

        And I’m with you on the backyard camping front. So much fun, with somewhere warm and dry to retreat to if your tent blows down, springs a leak, or otherwise tries to off you in the night.

        Thanks! Having people who remember me is all I need right now. 🙂

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