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Writing tip: word count goal



In a effort to try to get my book finished, I decided to try setting a daily word count goal, as I mentioned in my post about procrastination. I decided to start it at around 300 words/day, since I figure I can get that much done, at least, when I get home from work. I started yesterday, and between then and today I’ve gotten about 650 words done. So this seems to be working so far. I just hope I can keep at it.  We’ll see. Wish me luck. And if you have any other tips to offer, feel free. I have a couple chapters sketched out already, I’m just trying to flesh them out right now. Then I’ll have to work on the next chapters.




Author: jowensauthor

I'm a geeky, animal/cat-loving author of Fantasy and YA Fiction. I'm a supporter of animal charities such as the WWF. I'm also a fan of anime and sci-fi/fantasy. I'm an avid reader as well, and enjoy mainly reading fantasies, mysteries, and books about animals. I have a B.A. in History with a minor in English. I also dabble in making jewelry, reading tarot, and am interested in the paranormal. You can find out more about me and my various books and writings at my website: You can also find me on Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest.

4 thoughts on “Writing tip: word count goal

  1. For other advice, when I work on my own novel I just write everything at once, even when it makes no sense. I worry about organization later.

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  2. I think your plan is good and will keep you writing consistently. I’ve heard writers say the key to success lies in “showing up” — in other words, making yourself write even when you don’t feel particularly inspired or in the mood to, since starting the process is what allows you to get the inspiration you need as you proceed. I have to remember that, too; sometimes I can be all or nothing and have realized that steady progress is really best. So, I think you’re on the right track!

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  3. Thanks. Glad you agree.


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