RWI’s 2011 Goals

At our RWI meeting last weekend, I got to unveil our progress as a group on this year’s accounting. We want to keep track of three things: how many books we read, how many days we work and how many words we write.

Keep in mind, we’re a small group. I’m not sure of the exact number, but I think we’re somewhere around 20 members,and not all reported their numbers last month.

Even so, between us, we read 145 books. They covered every possible genre, fiction and nonfiction, literature, popular fiction, romance and mystery and children’s books and science fiction and erotic romance and research tomes. The Lady Most Likely by Julia Quinn, Connie Brockway and Eloisa James, appeared on three lists. Other than that, there was very little overlap. We are definitely a well-read bunch.

We worked a grand total of 262 days. Isn’t that remarkable? And dedicated??

And we wrote 116,323 words. At this rate, we’ll hit significantly more than a million words by the end of the year. That’s a big wow!, isn’t it?

RWI differs from other RWA chapters in that we require our members to be actively writing and pursuing a career in romance. There’s no doubt, looking at these numbers, that our members are doing just that.

And that’s why we call RWI the best writers’ group ever!


10 thoughts on “RWI’s 2011 Goals

  1. Wow that is great!! I’ve been keeping count of how many hours I work at writing–research and such. Is that part of it? Or do just want to know how many days?

    RWI IS the best writers group ever, ever!! 😀

    • Just days will do it, Ash. And words written. And ANY kind of books read.

      You’ll have to come see the nifty chart. I’m filling in a “book shelf” with all the books we read.

  2. That’s something we’ll have to total up at the end of the year, too — how many books we sell. I have great expectations. (Hm, sounds like a good book title.)

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