Novel Writing Journey #2: Daily Word Target

Hi follow bloggers, writers and readers.

The novel writing journey is not a smooth one. There are highs and lows, and days when ‘am I really cut out for this?’ crosses your mind. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there.

When I decided to write this novel my initial plan was to write about 2,000 words a day. I quickly realised there was no way I could do that. I know some people can crack out a book within no time. Then, there’s the rest of us who work differently. So, I changed my daily writing target to 1,000 words.

Aiming to write 1,000 words each was a good word target for me. I found it easier to write 500 during one part of the day and 500 later on. If my creative juices were really flowing I could write about 750 earlier in the day.

Did I stick to writing 1,000 words everyday? No, I didn’t. There were days when I was tired or simple busy with other things.Let’s not forgot the dreaded writers’ block. One time I wrote 300 words over my word goal.That was a great feeling! As you can see,  I was flexible with the amount I wrote most days (I admit to not writing everyday!).

I think writers will find what works for them. Whether it’s 100, 200, 500 or 700 words, just keep writing and you will get to end.



One thought on “Novel Writing Journey #2: Daily Word Target

  1. Yes, I find the same thing. I’m trying to complete NaNoWriMo (and am currently behind) it’s a great challenge but I don’t know if I will finish and I certainly won’t be trying to hit 1700 words a day when December comes!

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