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Tag: Word count goals

  • Daily writing – Monday, Jan. 27, 2020

    Today I finally got back to the novel. I wrote 1,622 words on it. I also think I found my new routine for a while: a 3.5 hour block in my calendar for writing and a timer set for 3 hours of leisurely writing. ← Leisurely is the key word there. I don’t like pushing […]

  • New plan because July needs rescued

    So July has been a terrible month for writing, but I haven’t given up on rescuing it yet. Starting tomorrow I’m going to just plow into my most appealing current story in progress and try to pick up some momentum. The plan is simple. Start writing and don’t stop until I’m done, or 4 pm. […]

  • A new record—50,000 words, two months in a row

    I did it! The goal I set out to meet this month has been met. But not only did I cross the 50,000 word mark for May after having written 50,000 words in April, I also finished a short story last night doing it. :) Now, there are three writing days left in this month, […]

  • Let’s discuss numbers today

    Word count numbers, that is. My daily average for a seven and a half year period is 561 words per day. I’ve mentioned time and again that I’d like to get that number to 2,000 words a day. Not the historical average, because that would be a massive undertaking, but I’d like to reach a […]

  • August word count update

    August word count to date = 7,258* That’s a far cry from where I wanted to be by now when I started August. I’ve had a few good days, though. Specifically, the 16th and the 20th. 8/16 – 1,685 8/20 – 2,198 The rest of the days of this month have been mediocre at best. […]

  • A new goal for 2017: turn my worst year into my best year

    The end of the year is approaching and I’ve decided to pursue a goal. My goal is to make this year—on track to be my worst year of production since I began tracking—into my best year, by 10,000 words. The math. Best year 268,191 This year 104,676 Difference + 10,000 words 173,515 Words to write […]

  • Final sessions for the day

    I finished up the last of my sessions. I had hoped to reached 3,000 words but I didn’t quite make it. I’m at 2,332 for the day. I might come back later and do some more writing, because I really want to end the day at 3,000 words! But for now, I need a break. […]

  • Eight sessions instead of twelve seems to be the way to go

    Eight sessions instead of twelve seems to be the way to go! Of course, I made up the total time difference by making the eight sessions thirty minutes long instead of twenty. But it has left me fewer opportunities for distraction and here it is 11:56 a.m. and I have only three sessions to go. […]

  • 3,000 – 1,355 = 1,645 words to go

    I’ve completed eight sessions now and although I’m pretty happy with the fact that I’m writing, I’m disappointed that my morning pace didn’t hold out when it came up against my story line uncertainty. I think that’s been a big deal on this particular story. I’m still very much not sure where it’s headed. Session […]