How to Meet Your Daily Word Count Target Day After Day

How to Meet Your Daily Word Count Target Day After Day

How to Meet Your Daily Word Count Target Day After Day Last week I wrote about setting a realistic word count target. Today, I wanted to share some tips to help you meet that target day after day. Setting a daily or weekly target that is attainable is important for us to reach our writing goals. But we also need to set ourselves up so that we’re able to meet our word count target. Just because we set a writing goal or target doesn’t mean we’ll actually achieve it. Life gets in the way or you feel stumped, and before you know it, you’re so far behind that it seems like there’s no hope for ever getting caught up. While the target is attainable and realistic, writing the actual words is a different story. So, how can you make sure you meet your daily word count target every day? By knowing the story. One of the best things you can do to stay on...
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How to Set Reasonable Word Count Targets for Your Writing

How to Set Reasonable Word Count Targets for Your Writing

How to Set Reasonable Word Count Targets for Your Writing If you’re anything like me, you tend to be a little ambitious with your word count targets. Often, you wake up in the morning and think, “It’s going to be a 5000-word day.” Then by the time your writing session is over, you’ve got maybe 500 words on the page and you’re thinking, “What the heck?” Earlier this year, I decided I was going to write an average of 1,000 words per day for a beautiful grand total of 365,000 words. My plan was to write quality words for fiction rather than focus purely on quantity, and that would allow me to produce better first drafts. This goal is definitely achievable. But by the time I started with the goal, I was already 30,000 words behind. A few other things popped up and I derailed even further. Now, in order to reach my goal by December 31st, I have to write an average...
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3 Time Management Tips to Help Writers Get Back On Track of Their Writing Goals

3 Time Management Tips to Help Writers Get Back On Track of Their Writing Goals

3 Time Management Tips to Help Writers Get Back On Track of Their Writing Goals Are you having trouble finding time to write? Do you struggle with getting words on the page? Do you get distracted every time you sit down to write? Procrastination is a common thing for writers. We’ll search high and low for something, anything, that will help us avoid writing. But what we’re really trying to avoid is the feelings that go along with the struggle of writing. Writing isn’t always easy. It doesn’t always flow. And the ideas aren’t always readily available for use. Because writing seems so hard, we end up feeling frustration, irritation, despair, or self-doubt. And that’s why we search for things to distract us. We’re saving ourselves from those feelings. At least until the feelings associated with not writing become greater than the feelings we’re trying to avoid. Staying on track of our writing goals means we have to take a proactive stance on writing....
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