Encourage a writer, support literacy

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I made my goal for January!

Those of you who have been following my blog for the past couple of weeks know that I have been trying to accomplish two goals:

  1. Complete the draft of my historical novel
  2. Make a meaningful contribution to a good cause

Happily, I can say that I have met my word-count goal for January!

I have written at least 4000 words in each of the past two weeks. (I started tracking around January 14.) If I can maintain that pace in the months between now and May I should have a manuscript of about 100,000 words ready to be edited, torn apart, re-written, and otherwise improved upon. (With the help of my amazing friends at the Tuesday Night Writer’s Practicum that is.)

I also have three sponsors now, (Hi Ami! Hi Gene! Hi Wilma!) but I would really love to have several more. The money you pledge will go to First Book, a charity that provides new books for children to help them learn to read. If I fail to make my monthly goal, then I have to make the donation instead of you, so either way, the charity wins.

By the way, First Book is given a top rating of four-stars by Charity Navigator, with  more than 92% of donations going directly to their programs and less than 8% going to overhead like administrative costs etc.

Will you pledge to sponsor me and help children learn to read?


About Kelly Smith

Kelly is the author of Open Your Heart with Quilting (Dreamtime 2008) and is the National Quilting Examiner for Examiner.com.
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One Response to Encourage a writer, support literacy

  1. Ami says:

    So proud of you, and happy to be involved in your push to make your dreams reality!

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