It’s that time of the week again: time for another 365K Club word count check-in! Numbers, please…
April 2, Day 93: 821 words
April 3, Day 94: 462 words
April 4, Day 95: 487 words
April 5, Day 96: 0 words
April 6, Day 97: 479 words
April 7, Day 98: 319 words (there’s really no excuse for this zero, which makes me feel even worse!)
April 8, Day 99: 541 words
Did I beat last week’s total?
Oddly enough, I’ve been writing much less this week, with my average blog post anywhere from 300 to 400 words. So my total for the week is just 3,109 words, adding up to a yearly total of 55,623 words.
This week I won the “Character Talent Show” badge:
I revealed that my main character, Venus Delmar, may have been only a mediocre stripper, but she damn well knows how to run in stilettos, like any fashionable female in Paris. But her true talent is helping damsels in distress. She’s got a sixth sense for spotting women in trouble, and she’s got the skills to bail them out.
How does she do it? Well, you’ll just have to read The Case of the Cunning Linguist, once it’s finished, to find out!
I also received the Bullseye badge, for meeting my March word count target:
Goals for next week?
The A to Z Challenge is moving into its second week, so my goal is to stay ahead of the game by writing at least one blog post per day. I’ll be hosting a Blog-In on Friday, April 15, as well as the monthly Nonfiction Authors Association meeting here in San Diego, where I’ll be the speaker! My topic this month is “Writing Challenges: Pushing Your Limits,” and I need to write up my notes for the talk this week as well, so I’ve got my work cut out for me!
Giveaway: San Diego from A to Z
Want to read the book I wrote last April, based on my A to Z posts about San Diego? I’m giving away two paperback copies of San Diego From A to Z over at Goodreads, so click here and enter to win!