A Mid-Year Accountability Check-In

You may remember my philosophy on New Year’s resolutions. It’s very similar to the old maxim, “under-promise and over-deliver.” At the end of that December 2018 post, I made some very small resolutions, and since we’ve hit the halfway point of 2019, I thought this would be a good time to check in on my goals. 

How Am I Doing? 

Pretty well, actually! I made a few goals, so I’m going to go through them one by one: 

Write one sentence a day. I’ve done this! According to my HabitHub app I’ve written at least one sentence 181 days in a row. I can say with 100 percent confidence that this is the most consistently I have ever written in my entire life. There have been many days when it’s only been a single, solitary sentence, but there’ve also been many days when I’ve written a lot more. 

Write one chapter a week. I stuck pretty close to this one, although I didn’t keep track quite as well. My overarching goal was to finish my 2018 NaNoWriMo first draft in the first quarter of the year. I wrote “The End” on the page on March 20, so that was certainly accomplished! My Regency-era murder mystery alien story (AKA REMMAWIP) clocked in at 75,000. 

Write one blog post a month. Oh, hey, I’ve done that too! June is squeaking in under the wire, but I’ve managed to get one post out every month.

What else? 

There was one more resolution on that list, which was to have an edited version of REMMAWIP done by the end of July. I’ve started editing, and I’m participating in Camp NaNoWriMo in July to try and get through as much of it as possible. If I’m being honest with myself, finishing the editing process by the end of the month feels like a bit of a stretch, but at least I will get through a lot of it. 

January was a long time ago–do you remember any of your resolutions? If so, how are they going? Let me know in the comments! 

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