Venus, Vermin & Valentines: Writing goals, week 7

It’s the end of Week 7, and time for another installment of my 365K Club roundup posts. Word counts, please!

February 13, Day 44: 1,414 words (my new daily high for the year, smashing last week’s record of 1,357!)

February 14, Day 45: 474 words

February 15, Day 46: 774 words

February 16, Day 47: 375 words

February 17, Day 48: 313 words

February 18, Day 49: 0 words

February 19, Day 50: 492 words

That’s a grand total of 3,842 words for the week and 25,800 words for the year so far!

Did I beat last week’s total?

This week, I did not manage to beat my previous week’s total of 5,290 words. It was a bit of a slow week for me, writing-wise, despite getting off to a good start on Saturday with my oddly Valentine’s themed word count.

I did, however, spend a good chunk of time promoting Everything I Need to Know About Love I Learned From Pop Songs – including finally getting it into print! So, if you’re not into e-reading, you can now order a paperback copy from Amazon.

Goals for next week?

I still haven’t finished my Venus prequel story, so my goal for next week is still to finish that.

I’m also participating in an Iron Writers challenge this week (#147), so I’m working on finding an ending to the story I started on Thursday, and you’ll be able to vote for it on their website soon. The elements I’m tackling are:

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  • The first line of any song
  • The sound of the ocean in a sea shell
  • A bet
  • The photo below



And now it’s off to a reading at Vermin on the Mount, where I will mingle with fellow writers, listen to some kickass readings, and hopefully glean some inspiration for a winning story!

What are YOU up to this fine Saturday evening?