So, yesterday I tried a 5,000 in a day challenge, not even realizing until this morning, when I was thinking about making another attempt at that challenge, that I was taking a huge step backward in my thinking.
A words per day goal has no place in my 2014 strategy.
In my better way of looking at the numbers post, I detail how the time I spend writing is a lot more important to manage than setting daily word count goals because if I spend the time, I’ll get the words. Averages, you know. They all work out in the end.
Yesterday, I was panicking a little, thinking about how slow my writing has been going and how I haven’t been hitting anywhere near the average I’ve been counting on. But see, this was a great opportunity for me to keep going anyway and let things settle into place, and instead I immediately set myself a word count goal.
I’m really glad I realized this while I was doing a few dishes this morning, because I can course-correct before I veer off into the bushes. :D
So, I’m still going to do another challenge today, but it’s definitely not going to be “5,000 In a Day Redux.”