5K Walk/Run/Write, week 42

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

October 8, Day 282: 775 words

October 9, Day 283: 1,120 words

October 10, Day 284: 850 words

October 11, Day 285: 790 words

October 12, Day 286: 795 words

October 13, Day 287: 1,031 words

October 14, Day 288: 770 words

Total for Week 41 = 6,131 words

October 15, Day 289: 840 words

October 16, Day 290: 1,140 words

October 17, Day 291: 785 words

October 18, Day 292: 775 words

October 19, Day 293: 780 words

October 20, Day 294: 755 words

October 21, Day 295: 1,200 words

That’s a grand total of 6,275 words for the week, 22,268 for the month of October, and 235,314 for the year!

Did I beat last week’s total?

Two weeks ago I wrote 8,220 words, which means last week I missed that total by 2,089 words. Luckily, this week I stepped it up a notch and beat Week 41’s total by 144 words. So, you win some, you lose some.


No badges this week, although I’m hoping for a special one next week…

Goals for next week?

This weekend I’m participating in one of the two annual “5K Walk/Run/Write” marathons held by the 10 Minute Novelists. The idea is to walk or run a 5K (you can either enter an official 5K contest near you, or just map out a 5K area to walk or run – this also includes completing 5K on a treadmill if the weather isn’t cooperating), and then write 5K (5,000 words) in the same weekend.

So far I’ve completed my 5K walk/run on the elliptical at the gym…

3.28 miles = ~5.28 km!

And now I need to hit 5K with my writing! I’ve logged 3,159 words so far this weekend, so I’ve just got another 1,841 left to win this thing.

Need a little extra motivation? I would highly recommend trying the 5K Walk/Run/Write one of these weekends, to push yourself mentally and physically. It’s also great practice for NaNoWriMo, which is coming up quick!

What are YOU working on this week?

And are you planning to do NaNoWriMo? If so, you’ll want to join my mailing list to get a free copy of my book, NaNoWriMo: A Cheater’s Guide, as well as a word tracker and weekly tips for getting that novel done!