Triple word scores: writing goals, weeks 35-37

It’s been a hectic few weeks! So much so that I missed not only last week’s update for the 365K Club word count check-in, but the week’s before that as well. So this week is a triple post, including last week, the week before that, AND this week’s numbers. Let’s roll!


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

September 1, Day 245: 865 words

September 2, Day 246: 775 words

= 9,298 words this week


September 3, Day 247: 3,462 words

September 4, Day 248: 2,404 words

September 5, Day 249: 1,640 words

September 6, Day 250: 800 words

September 7, Day 251: 760 words

September 8, Day 252: 875 words

September 9, Day 253: 810 words

= 9,976 words this week


September 10, Day 254: 790 words

September 11, Day 255: 2,452 words

September 12, Day 256: 1,000 words

September 13, Day 257: 780 words

September 14, Day 258: 254 words

September 15, Day 259: 865 words

September 16, Day 260: 790 words

That’s a grand total of 6,931 words for this week, 19,322 for the month of September, and 200,801 for the year!

Did I beat last week’s total?

This is getting confusing, what with three weeks’ worth of data, so let’s just say NO, I did not. This week was pretty pathetic, in terms of my word counts, actually, since I’ve only been writing personal journal entries, rather than working on any of my WIPs.

On the other hand, I also started taking a class on Thursday nights where I’m gathering more info for potential stories, so you could say I’m back in the research phase again. I’ll talk a bit more about that in another post.


Since I haven’t posted these yet, I received the August Bullseye badge, for hitting my monthly target, and the Admiral badge, for writing every day for four months!

Goals for next week?

Since I’ve hit my “stretch” goal of 200,000 words for the year this week, I’ve decided to up the ante again and go for 250,000 by the end of the year. Since I know I typically tend to slow down in my writing activities towards the end of the year, getting wrapped up in various end-of-the-year events and holidays, I should easily be able to write at least another 50K by December 31st.

I do plan to participate in NaNoWriMo, which is supposed to be 50K in and of itself, but since I will be “cheating” by heading back to my robots manuscript from the 3 Day Novel Contest, I’m not quite sure how many words I’ll end up with for that one (my original target was approximately 30K).

This weekend I’m finishing up more edits on my Video Gaming book, and then starting an outline for another book for hire. Busy busy busy!


What are YOU up to with your writing this week?