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:
- Complete the draft of my historical novel
- 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?