Joining groups & writing to market: writing goals, week 23

Featured image: photo credit: 6.07-Sansa’s Letter to Littlefinger

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

June 4, Day 156: 243 words

June 5, Day 157: 371 words

June 6, Day 158: 319 words

June 7, Day 159: 1,191 words

June 8, Day 160: 560 words

June 9, Day 161: 445 words

June 10, Day 162: 380 words

That’s a grand total of 3,509 words for the week, 4,896 for the month, and 92,398 for the year!

Did I beat last week’s total?

Last week I wrote 3,562 words, so unfortunately I did not beat last week’s total. This does, however, fire me up to beat that number next week!


No official badges this week, but I’m working on my personal Group Joiner badge, since I’ve been attending various writing groups and making new friends (and clients) locally. If you have any need for an editor, be sure to check out my Editorial Services page!

Goals for next week?

This week I read Chris Fox’s Write to Market, and I’ve been pondering his ideas about writing to a specific niche, rather than writing books before thinking through a marketing plan. I really like this idea, but I’m not quite sure which genre I’m most interested in at this point, so my goal for next week is to do some research, using the book’s exercises as a starting point, go figuring out exactly what type of books I’d like to try writing in this vein.

In other news…

stardustIn case you missed my announcement last week, one  of my poems, “Change and the Great Beyond,” is included in the new charity anthology, Stardust, Always, which is both a tribute to David Bowie and Alan Rickman and a way to support cancer research. All proceeds from the book’s sales will benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, so if you’d like to help make this world a better place and really give cancer the finger, please buy a copy of the book. The official release date is tomorrow, June 5, but you can pre-order today!

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