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News Archive for November 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Just One Goal - Writing

Written by Kodi Wolf at 1:03 PM

October was a pretty good writing month. I even started playing in a new fandom (Supergirl). I'm also learning I can write stuff out of order when I'm stuck to keep the words flowing and come back to what I'm stuck on afterwards, rather than forcing myself to write linearly. And I can always revise the later stuff I wrote to match up with what I didn't know I was going to write for the earlier bits. Knowing I don't have to stop just because I'm stuck has really kept my word count up and reduced my stressing about not knowing what to write because there's always something else I do know how to write.

My total word count for October was 38,910, which averages out to 1,255 words per day. My lowest words per day was 154 and my highest was 3,811.

I think I'm going to stop doing the monthly goal thing for now, since it's been the same one every month since August: Write as much as I can every day with a bare minimum of 500 words/day (approximately 15,000 words/month). Though in actuality, I've been striving for 1,000 words/day and 30,000 words/month. It's just that keeping 500 words/day as the stated goal lets me off the hook when I'm having a bad day, whether physically, mentally, or emotionally, and I've found I do better when I feel like I'm achieving my goals than when I feel like I'm falling behind. Apparently, fear of failure is not a motivator for me, but continued success is.

Well, I'm off to write.