I mentioned in a previous post that I sometimes have trouble finishing what I start. To help with this, I try to set small, attainable goals. Right now, the goal for my current novel is to write an average of 500 words a day, minimum. That’s not much at all, but I need to set myself up to be successful. 500 words a day. I can do that. I could do that or I could write 1000 words every other day. It doesn’t matter how I get there, but at the end of the week, I want it to average out to at least 500 per day. Sunday I didn’t have a goal set so my weeks shall begin with Mondays. Monday I wrote 915 words. As of right now (5:21pm), today I’ve written zero (I did write over 1500 words worth of blog though). I’ll check in tomorrow with my progress. At the end of the week, if I have surpassed my goal significantly, I’ll change it. If I fail to meet my goal… well, I really I need to step up my game.
Current word count: 7086
Current struggle: free writing- first drafts don’t have to be (and won’t ever be) perfect