New focus on a daily quota

It’s getting late in November now and this year is almost over. I’ve taken a look at the year, and although I’m very happy to report that my writing slowdown of 2017 and 2018 is behind me now, I haven’t reached my goal to have my best year ever. ;D

By a lot, to be frank.

But it’s still possible!

My best year’s word count is 268,191 from 2013. To beat that, I need to write 51,800 more words this year.

Technically, my best year-end average daily word count is 798 words from 2012, but that was the year I started tracking (and started writing to sell), and I only wrote for half the year. If I want to beat 798 words per day, I need to write 74,879 more words this year.

Counting today, I’ve got 39 days to do it.

That’s 1,323 words a day—or 1,915 words a day. Since both of those fall below the magic 2,000 words a day I’ve been aiming to hit for what feels like forever, I’ll take the high end, thanks. :D

So here goes. Starting today, I’m going to get myself to a 2,000 words a day average and then I’m going to keep it. Whatever it takes.

I wanted to do it this year, but I didn’t, so I’m going to start it now, and I’m going to do it!

With all those holidays coming up, I think I’d better get a few words in the bank, too. :D

Maybe by next year, it’ll be such an ingrained habit, I’ll be able to keep it going all year.

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