Spark Tally Saturday!


My total for the week is 12500. More importantly I got Episdoe 9 finished. Instead of starting the next book, I spent the little amount of time I had, reading it and sending it to Julie.

I’ll be posting my word count daily again next week. Summer is chugging my way which means three kids in the house all day. And I’m still trying to get something published once a month, even throughout the summer. I hope you join me for another marathon!

I’ll draw a name out of a hat for a $15 gift card from the names of everyone who joined me this week. I won’t announce the winner until tomorrow night, so you still have time to post your word count for the week here and get in on the fun!

Spark Tally Friday!


I finally had a 20,000 word week after a long summer of low word counts. I’m happy; I’m tired; I need to write more than 20k next week.

It should be an interesting week to say the least. My next novel under my pen name should already be done, and I don’t think I’m even half-way there yet. My first episode on my other blog is about to finish up, which means I will be out of pre-scheduled posts by Friday next week. I have yet to start episode two.

I need to make some choices. Pause the novel and do some more for the serial, or keep writing go, go, go on the novel. If I get 3000 words done on the serial, that’ll keep me for a week, but that is precious time away from the novel. Usually I don’t write two stories at once. I go until I hit the end or decide to put it away for a long time. Right now I’m often finding myself inserting the wrong hero’s name into my romance because I hit the pause on the serial to resume the novel. First world problems.

I’m optimistic though. I don’t anticipate a huge rewrite on the novel. There’s one area that’s not tense enough for my liking, but I don’t think changing it will change the rest of the book. I haven’t heard from Julie though, so we’ll see.

How did you guys do this week? I hope it was a good one!



I took Saturday off. I was going to write at night, but I was pretty beat. It was a good call because to my surprise I churned out 3500 words last night. It’s inspiring me to attempt to write 5kwordsaday again this week. I hope you set a daily word count goal and join me! It’s always more fun that way.

I’m also thinking of doing a story on my phone. It would mean I could just start typing wherever I was, but I think it might get super annoying after the first day. Still the story itself seems like one that should be done in a rush without thinking too hard about plot and story arcs. Minimal editing done on it. I need to finish some other stories first, so I think if I do it on my phone I won’t be cheating on those other stories. I’m sure I sound bonkers at this point.

Good luck writing!