January started out really well. I stuck to that resolution and am still doing it: I walk the dog at least once a day and occasionally even twice. The dog is happy, I'm happier, all good.
February? Oh dear. Not so good. I am ashamed to say I did not even pick up my pen/laptop to write those stories I intended.
I was full of confidence and enthusiasm at the end of January, but I overestimated myself with this goal. Despite constantly writing notes and story snippets and thinking of fiction in my head, the truth is I am a novice writer and that goal was probably too lofty or me.
I hummed and hawed about whether to discard this goal for something else, or to stick with it, and I have come up with a middle way: for March I will attempt to write ONE short story, and it won't matter if it's not publishable or even the final draft; it will be enough to have something notionally complete on paper, and I can improve on it later.
I have also paid for and enrolled in an online project management course for work, and promised myself to start that in March, so my plate will be full this month.
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What's on your to-do list this month?
February: write 2 short stories (failed!)
March: write ONE short story; begin Project Management course