365KClubThis year I’m participating in a year-long writing challenge, put together by the 10 Minute Novelists group. The challenge is called “365K Club,” and there are different levels of participation. Since I’m new to the challenge, I’ve joined at the “Poe” level, which aims for a total of 100,000 words in a year (which breaks down to 275 words per day). To help keep myself motivated, and to inspire other writers to play along at home, I’ve been documenting my journey using a Word Tracker. To find out how I’ve been doing, check back weekly or monthly to see my stats and read my round-up posts. And to grab your own Word Tracker, to start maximizing your daily word count, be sure to sign up for my mailing list!

January

Total Word Count: 14,665 words

Badges: Weirdest Writing Ritual (week 3)

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Word Counts:

    • Week 1: 3,971 words
    • Week 2: 3,975 words
    • Week 3: 4,101 words (original weekly high)
    • Week 4: 2,483 words

Round-up Posts:

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February

Total Word Count: 17,546 words this month; 32,211 words for the year

Badges: Paint A Portrait and January Bullseye (both week 5)

Word Counts:

    • Week 5: 2,481 words
    • Week 6: 5,290 words (current weekly high)
    • Week 7: 3,842 words
    • Week 8: 4,488 words

Round-up Posts:

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March

Total Word Count: 19,869 words this month; 52,080 for the year

Badges: February Bullseye, We’re Not In Kansas Anymore (for reaching 1/4 of my yearly goal), Lucky You, Genre Switch, Good Luck Charms

Word Counts:

    • Week 9: 4,175 words
    • Week 10: 4,590 words
    • Week 11: 4,559 words
    • Week 12: 3,906 words

Round-up Posts:

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April

Total Word Count: 16,842 this month; 68,922 for the year

Badges: March Bullseye, Character Talent Show, Following the Yellow Brick Road (hitting the halfway mark!), Presentation Sensation (self-awarded)

Word Counts:

    • Week 13: 4,976 words
    • Week 14: 3,109 words
    • Week 15: 4,921 words
    • Week 16: 3,592 words
    • Week 17: 4,110 words

Round-up Posts:

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May

Total Word Count: 18,580 this month; 87,502 for the year

Badges: Hanging Out, May Bullseye, Cabin Boy (writing every day for 1 month), Survived the Flying Monkeys (3/4 to my yearly goal!)

 

Word Counts:

    • Week 18: 5,786 words
    • Week 19: 4,247 words
    • Week 20: 3,927 words
    • Week 21: 3,122 words

Round-up Posts:

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JUNE

Total Word Count: 17,676 words this month; 105,227 for the year

Badges: Odd Character Trait, Best Day Ever, June Bullseye, Sailor Badge

Word Counts:

    • Week 22: 3,562 words
    • Week 23: 3,509 words
    • Week 24: 2,973 words
    • Week 25: 4,680 words

Round-up Posts:

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JULY

Total Word Count: 43,806

Badges: Tagline, Captain Badge, Emerald City, July Bullseye

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750Words.com badges (not official 365K Club badges, but also motivating me this month!)

Word Counts:

    • Week 26: 5,977 words
    • Week 27: 10,614 words*
    • Week 28: 8,250 words
    • Week 29: 8,814 words*
    • Week 30: 12,819 words*

Round-up Posts:

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AUGUST

Total Word Count: 30,215 words

Badges: Virtual World, August Bullseye, Admiral

 

Word Counts:

    • Week 31: 6,528 words
    • Week 32: 6,138 words
    • Week 33: 5,311 words
    • Week 34: 5,476 words

Round-up Posts:

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SEPTEMBER

Total Word Count: Coming Soon!

Badges: TBA

Word Counts:

    • Week 35: 9,298 words
    • Week 36: 9,976words
    • Week 37: 6,931 words
    • Week 38:

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NOTE: An * indicates that a Record High, daily and/or weekly, was achieved this week.