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01 November 2012 @ 11:01 am

As you can see, I have reached my required word count for the day. I actually have more than that written (around 2000 words total), but I like to keep back some of my excess so that if I fall short one day I can still have the daily goal be met with the left over from previous days... yeah, I know, it doesn't matter as long as i hit 50k, but... I like having all my days be on schedule, it's encouraging... plus as long as I know I have extra done, I don't stress about it as much. My goal is to get to at least 2,500 by the end of the day, which should be easy, and will get me to less than 1,000 that I have to write tomorrow in order to stay on track, though I'll shoot for at least 2,000 words tomorrow regardless, just to stay on track with having extra. That would leave 500 words to write the day after, and if I can hit 2,000 words on that day, I'll just have to write a couple hundred the next, and so on until I'm a full day ahead, and then two full days, and so on.

The less words I HAVE to write in order to stay on track, the more words I WILL write because I won't be stressing about it. It sounds weird, but... that's what trips me up every year, I fall behind and then I stress about catching up... so if I have a goal of 2,000 words a day, I'll always be a little ahead, and after a couple days I'll be a full day ahead.