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 321
    • Week 13: 8,738 words

TOTAL WORDS WRITTEN THIS MONTH: 48,188 (Monthly Goal of 31,000 Achieved on 321! I’m also 14 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
    • Week 21: COMING SOON

TOTAL WORDS WRITTEN THIS MONTH: GOAL = 31,000 words

Tracking Your Words WORKS

Want to grab your own Word Tracker, to start maximizing your daily word count? Be sure to sign up for my mailing list for this and other writing goodies.