In 2016, I participated in a year-long writing challenge, put together by the 10 Minute Novelists group. The challenge was called “365K Club,” and there were different levels of participation. Since I was new to the challenge, I joined at the “Poe” level, which aimed 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 documented my journey using a Word Tracker and writing weekly round-up posts (which you can read here).

In total, I ended up writing 302,961 words, making the 365 Club my new favorite writing challenge.

I’m participating again in 2017, as a member of the Parrot group. Join me on my adventure! I’ll post my weekly round-ups and accountability group check-ins on this page, along with my monthly stats and any badges I’ve earned.

Round-up Posts:

JANUARY

TOTAL WORDS WRITTEN THIS MONTH: 33,001

JANUARY BADGES:

FEBRUARY

TOTAL WORDS WRITTEN THIS MONTH: 26,603

FEBRUARY BADGES:

MARCH

    • Week 9: 10,325 words
    • Week 10: 10,604 words
    • Week 11: 10,524 words
    • Week 12: 14,104 words + Weekly & Monthly High of 5,023 words 3/21
    • Week 13: 8,738 words

TOTAL WORDS WRITTEN THIS MONTH: 48,188 (Monthly Goal of 31,000 Achieved on 3/21! I’m also 1/4 of the way to my annual goal of 365,000 words!)

MARCH BADGES:

APRIL

APRIL BADGES:

TOTAL WORDS WRITTEN THIS MONTH: 32,893

MAY

    • Week 18: 6,572 words
    • Week 19: 8,642 words
    • Week 20: 3,084 words
    • Week 21: 6,911 words

TOTAL WORDS WRITTEN THIS MONTH: 28,044

JUNE

    • Week 22: 6,213 words
    • Week 23: 3,490 words
    • Week 24: 3,255 words
    • Week 25: 3,850 words
    • Week 26: 2,447 words

JUNE BADGES:

TOTAL WORDS WRITTEN THIS MONTH: 13,842 words

JULY

    • Week 27: 6,731 words
    • Week 28: COMING SOON!

TOTAL WORDS WRITTEN THIS MONTH: GOAL = 31,000

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