Politics and plans: writing goals, week 9

It’s that time of the week again: time for another 365K Club word count check-in! Numbers, please…

February 27, Day 58: 235 words

February 28, Day 59: 390 words

February 29, Day 60: 1,298 words

March 1, Day 61: 814 words

March 2, Day 62: 767 words

March 3, Day 63: 141 words

March 4, Day 64: 530 words

That’s a grand total of 4,175 words for the week, and 2,252 for the month of March!

What was I working on this week?

As I mentioned in my last update, I started working on a new nonfiction book this week. What with all the Super Tuesday hubbub about the possibility (probability?!) of the Republican nominee for President being Donald Trump Drumpf, it seems obvious: I am writing a book about how Americans can move to Canada, in the event that this worst-case scenario becomes reality.

What’s funny is that this week I had also checked some of the newer reviews on Confessions of a 3-Day Novelist, and several of them objected to the fact that I talked (briefly) about politics in this book.


Ninjas of the 512
The political satire in question.

Look, I know lots of people don’t like politics, and probably don’t expect to read anything even remotely political in a book about how to write a novel in three days, but guess what? The novel I wrote in three days was a political satire.

With ninjas. And pirates.

So, yes, I write about politics in my books, but more in a totally ridiculous way – not an “if you disagree with me, then you’re wrong” political debate sort of way.

That’s what Facebook is for, right? Haha, just kidding. Facebook is where I post all the pictures of my cats!

Anyway, the book about moving to Canada is going to be another politically-charged book, in that A LOT of Americans are getting nervous about this election. And MILLIONS of them are looking at Canada’s immigration website, trying to find information on what to do if/when the shit hits the fan. I think that’s a pretty damn good reason to write a book on the subject. And since I’ve previously moved to Canada, lived there for almost a decade, and even married a Canadian, I figure I’m fairly qualified to talk about what it’s really like to live, work, or go to school there.

Did I beat last week’s total?

Last week’s total was 4,488 words, which wasn’t my personal best, but was still a pretty good crack at things. This week’s total doesn’t quite measure up, but next week I should be kicking ass once more.

Goals for next week?

Next week I’m joining the Book-in-a-Week gang, with a goal of 30 pages by week’s end, so that means somewhere in the neighborhood of 7,500 words. That really ought to get my book sailing ahead. See you on the other side of Daylight Savings Time!

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