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Wednesday, February 16, 2011
What's Your Writing Goal?
Before I was unemployed, I was lucky if I got 250 words done a day. When I wrote on my laptop computer on the train, it seemed as soon as I got into my story I'd reach my stop. When I got home, I was too wiped out to think straight.
I had no particular writing goals, except to some day get my manuscript done. I now realize that wasn't the best method. I should have set a goal, even if it was small. That way I wouldn't have felt so overwhelmed.
Right now I'm taking advantage of my lack of a day job. I've set my writing goal at 1,000 words a day, and am forging ahead with my paranormal thriller, Forever Young. I know some people can do more in a day, but I'm a slow writer. For me, that's a lot of words to get done.
I've found that since I set a target I feel guilty if I don't achieve it and I try to make up for the lack the next day.