August round-up: writing goals, week 34

Since I actually missed my regular update day last week, I’ve decided to include my numbers for week 34 along with my August round-up for an extra-large installment of the 365K Club word count check-in! Numbers, please…

August 20, Day 233: 900 words

August 21, Day 234: 353 words

August 22, Day 235: 790 words

August 23, Day 236: 925 words

August 24, Day 237: 775 words

August 25, Day 238: 865 words

August 26, Day 239: 868 words

August 27, Day 240: 1,516 words

August 28, Day 241: 1,901 words

August 29, Day 242: 1,773 words

August 30, Day 243: 1,358 words

August 31, Day 244: 1,110 words

That’s a grand total of 5,476 words for week 34; 7,658 words (so far) for week 35; 30,215 total for the month of August; and 180,980 total for the year!

Did I beat last week’s total?

Last week (week 33) I wrote 5,311 words, which means I beat that total by 165 words! I’ve already beaten that this week (week 35), too, so we’ll just have to wait until Saturday to find out by how much.


No badges for me this week. Maybe next week!

Goals for next week?

My goals for next week, which are partially my goals for this week (wow, this round-up post is becoming extra confusing, isn’t it?!), are to participate in the 3 Day Novel Contest, and thus finish a new book about robots, which is tentatively titled Manbots Attack! It’ll be a campy sci-fi action/adventure tale, in the vein of Barbarella meets Austin Powers.

It should be lots of fun to write – and if it isn’t, I’m clearly doing something really wrong, and will have to take time out to watch either Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine or Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs, both of which star Vincent Price as the mad scientist Dr. Goldfoot. Here’s a trailer for the latter, which looks quite kooky indeed:


What are YOU up to with your writing this week?