Tuesday, 2 February 2016

My fifth writing-related blog post in which I look back on my progress during the previous month

I'm sorry to say that unlike my previous writing-related blog posts this one is a bit of cheating on my part. However, at this point this is the only way in which I can follow through with my decision to be a committed blogger. I was actually planning to take part in one of those weekly memos but it didn't work out for me and I really didn't want to skip even one week, because I knew that if I did it once, I would find excuses to do it every time. So, in the spirit of my newly-found determination to post weekly writing-related entries I decided to dedicate this week's post to the progress that I've made in writing, reading and blogging.

I must say that January turned out to be a very productive months for me, largely due to the fact that I had more free time than usual on my hands. But I was also bolstered by my ardent desire to actually do something and make some progress. So far I've posted four writing-related posts, four book reviews and three Harry Potter Moments of the Week - thus making them my permanent weekly features. In actual writing I finally completed my Ukrainian-language fairy-tale and even entered it into a contest. I don't know what will come of it but we'll know soon enough. I also finished reading two old reads and started and finished two new ones. And that's what I call progress!

I think that with enough determination and some extra incentive in the form of comments I can make it work and keep my blog active and running all year long. All I need is to have four writing-related topics for each month's discussion. I still have a bunch of them ready to be explored and I hope that once I run out of those, I'll come up with some new ones. There's always something out there, right? Of course, if I don't, I still intend to take part in some memo or other, provided that I don't leave it till the last minute, but in this case there's always a progress report to write at the beginning of each month!


  1. Congratulations on finishing your fairy tale and good luck with the contest. I hope you place well, but even if not, it'll be such a valuable experience. And I totally get what you mean about not wanting to miss a post. Once you break the streak it's so much harder to keep going again, isn't it?

    1. That's right. I just know myself. I will keep finding all sorts of excuses until I decide not to do it all. So, I have to keep myself in check)) Thank you for stopping by!