March 2016 Wrap-Up!

Well, there goes March…

In My Life

This month was pretty good. School was, you know, schooly. We got a week of spring break, though, which wasย awesome. I got to decompress, watch TV, and write (more on that later).

I also messed around a lot with Photoshop, watching tutorials and doing my own stuff, which is something that I really enjoy but rarely have time for. I might post some of my projects here, if I get enough that I really like.

I also helped my sister with her sewing (read: was her human dress form) and did a photoshoot for one of her old projects. (My sister sews costumes for fun and I get to wear them.) You can check out some pics at her Instagram @by_strings_attached. ๐Ÿ™‚

In Blogging

I had 13 posts this month. While I wish that I’d had more, I had a major lack of inspiration, so I’m not complaining.

If you haven’t visited the web version of my blog, you may not know that 52 Letters got a much-needed redesign this month. I realized that the design aesthetic that I had started using in my individual graphics for posts was very different from the way my blog looked…and that I liked it more. So I changed everything to match that new design theme. I also dropped the .wordpress in my blog name, which is mostly symbolic, but makes me feel good. ๐Ÿ™‚ What do you think?

blog redesign
sorry for the low quality pic

One thing that I’m super proud of this month was my discussion post series Breaking Down the Trilogy, in which I talked about each book in a trilogy on its own. You can read Book One, Book Two, and Book Three.

I also wrote a random discussion post about which blog posts I actually readย andย got back into Top Ten Tuesday (with Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR and Top Ten Books I Meant To Talk About More).

In Reading and Reviewing

This was a less than great month for reading. It’s weird, but when I’m on breaks, I read less than when I’m in school. (Does that happen to anyone else?)

I only read two and a half books!!! They were really good, though.

I’m halfway through Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson, the second book in the Alloy of Law series. Oh! And I’m also reading Moby-Dick for school…and I’m actually enjoying it more than I thought I would.

In Writing

This was a great month for writing! (Wow, I don’t think I’ve written that in a while…) Though I didn’t read much on break, it’s okay, because I was actually writing!

I wrote about 10,000 words this month, most of those during the week of spring break. I know that for regular authors that could be a day’s work, but for me, it was more than I’ve done in a while. I’m almost done with my WIP…and then edits start. *cries*

I’m hoping that I can carry this momentum forward into April andย finallyย finish this draft.

I also published three poems this month.


How was your March? What are your plans for April?

10 thoughts on “March 2016 Wrap-Up!

  1. Congratulations on writing 10,000 words this month! That’s fantastic! I checked out your Instagram and loved all the fantastic costumes. To a sewing-impaired person like me, creating whimsical designs like that from fabric is like magic.

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      1. My March was good!! I was back to uni so didn’t get as much reading done as I thought I might (although I still read 7 whole books & 3 novellas, so you know). I’m hoping April will be less chaotic now that I’m in a routine but I’m sure assessments will gleefully throw my off course!

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        1. Good luck with uni! Hopefully you won’t get thrown *too* off course by homework (though it’s bound to happen a little).
          Reading seven books in March is great! I’m in the middle of a reading slump right now, so I *wish* that I was that on top of it ๐Ÿ™‚ Hopefully April will be better (for both of us)!

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