YARRRR! Writing Goals: week 40

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

October 1, Day 275: 1,603 words

October 2, Day 276: 852 words

October 3, Day 277: 1,994 words

October 4, Day 278: 775 words

October 5, Day 279: 815 words

October 6, Day 280: 1,336 words

October 7, Day 281: 845 words

That’s a grand total of 8,220 words for the week, 8,220 for the month of October, and 222,127 for the year!

Did I beat last week’s total?

Last week I wrote 6,331 words, which means I beat that total by 1,889 words. I’m back, baby!


Lots of badges this week! I received the September Bullseye, for hitting my word count; the Red Pen Badge, for 10+ hours of editing; the Critique Badge, for 10+ hours of critiques for others; and the much-anticipated Pirate Badge, for writing every day for five months straight.

You may now refer to me as The Dread Pirate Roberts, as you wish.

Goals for next week?

This week I finished proofing the final version of my Careers in Gaming manuscript, which is set to debut in January 2017. It’s kind of amazing to me that this is my first traditionally-published solo book. So I looked up the URL listed for the LCCN for this book, and was pleased to see that the Library of Congress has dubbed me a Childrens’ Author. Check it out:

If you click on this image, you’ll see where it lists me as “Roberts, Laura (Childrens’ Author)”

I must admit, I don’t know what “1610” means, in terms of the projected publication date (it is 2016 this year, isn’t it?), but I used the listed ISBN to see if the book was on Amazon… and it is! You can check out the cover there, but can’t look inside or purchase it yet, since it hasn’t been released.

How cool is that?

Inspired my my new career as a Children’s Author, I have been thinking about writing additional stories for a younger crowd. Indeed, I’ve been pondering rewriting my Ninjas novella for kids, so I’ve been brainstorming on that topic a bit.

I have a second book in the works with the same publisher as the Gaming book, so I’m aiming to sign a contract for that one next week, and get started writing it. More info as events progress!

What are YOU working on this week?

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