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message 1: by Mojoboy31 (new)

Mojoboy31 | 83 comments You can post your word goals and your results here.

My word goal for tonight is 500 words.


message 2: by Daniel (new)

Daniel Adorno (danieladorno) | 96 comments Mine for the day is 2000. I've got 1578 so far!


message 3: by Jason (new)

Jason Hein (jasonphein) | 216 comments Mod
Word goals are an interesting thing. I am in the editing stage so I don't have a word goal per say... but I am curious how many words per page do you guys typically average?

Typically I try and write 4-10 pages a day when I am in the writing stage. Never looked at the words. (But then pages are very subjective too depending on font and formatting)

Also, what about final product? What is a good word count do you all think?


message 4: by Mojoboy31 (new)

Mojoboy31 | 83 comments to write 50,000 in a month, you have to write over 1,660 words a day. Some authors shoot for 2,000 a day.


message 5: by Jason (new)

Jason Hein (jasonphein) | 216 comments Mod
That sounds like a pretty reasonable goal, honestly.


message 6: by Aɳɳα (new)

Aɳɳα My goal for today is 500 words! We'll see....


message 7: by Lena, Shot through the heart, and you're to blame (new)

Lena (lenakarynn) | 1526 comments Mod
Wrote 136 today. Not what I'd like, but better than nothing!


message 8: by Daniel (new)

Daniel Adorno (danieladorno) | 96 comments I think writing 500 words daily is a good, non-intimidating goal for most writers. Obviously if you can write more then do so, but if you're strapped for time to belt out 2,000+ words, I'd say shoot lower for best results.

That being said, my goal for today is 500 and yesterday I got close with 465!


message 9: by Lena, Shot through the heart, and you're to blame (new)

Lena (lenakarynn) | 1526 comments Mod
I think I'm gonna try 500 everyday. I really should be able to... ;)


message 10: by Daniel (new)

Daniel Adorno (danieladorno) | 96 comments You can do it, Lena! :-)


message 11: by Aɳɳα (new)

Aɳɳα I'm going to try 500 today! We'll see.....


message 12: by Lena, Shot through the heart, and you're to blame (new)

Lena (lenakarynn) | 1526 comments Mod
Astrid wrote: "Go for it girls!!!! :)"

:)

Daniel wrote: "You can do it, Lena! :-)"

Thanks Daniel! :D


message 13: by Aɳɳα (new)

Aɳɳα I didn't make it yesterday, but I am really going to try today! Maybe!


message 14: by Sierra (new)

Sierra Faith (bookaddict_98) | 190 comments Mod
I try and write 500 words a day! I keep my goal pretty small! I can normally write that in half hour.. depends on my mood adn the way the story is going!


message 15: by Jason (new)

Jason Hein (jasonphein) | 216 comments Mod
Yes, my mood makes a huge difference as well.


message 16: by Sierra (new)

Sierra Faith (bookaddict_98) | 190 comments Mod
Astrid wrote: "Sierra wrote: "I try and write 500 words a day! I keep my goal pretty small! I can normally write that in half hour.. depends on my mood adn the way the story is going!"

500 a day is great! That'l..."


Hehe that might be awhile Astrid!


message 17: by Jason (new)

Jason Hein (jasonphein) | 216 comments Mod
@Astrid Yes! *claps excitedly*

Actually I JUST got it up on amazon and ordered some author copies! I am supper excited right now... i feel like I chugged 10 cups of coffee! :P


message 18: by Lena, Shot through the heart, and you're to blame (new)

Lena (lenakarynn) | 1526 comments Mod
That's awesome, Jason!!! :D


message 19: by Jason (new)

Jason Hein (jasonphein) | 216 comments Mod
Thanks! :D


message 20: by Lena, Shot through the heart, and you're to blame (new)

Lena (lenakarynn) | 1526 comments Mod
I reached my 500 goal today! :)


message 21: by Jason (new)

Jason Hein (jasonphein) | 216 comments Mod
*thumbs up* Awesome. That is one thing I am not very good at on a daily basis.

When I do write however I can generally do 1000-1500 words easily.... the problem is I "trick" myself into thinking that makes up for skipping day other times when it really should not.


message 22: by Lena, Shot through the heart, and you're to blame (new)

Lena (lenakarynn) | 1526 comments Mod
Yeah. I've been so busy lately, I rarely have more than half an hour a day to write. And I usually spend that on Goodreads.... *sheepish grin*


message 23: by Jason (new)

Jason Hein (jasonphein) | 216 comments Mod
Lol yeah, there is so much to take your time and compete with writing once you turn on a computer.


message 24: by Lena, Shot through the heart, and you're to blame (new)

Lena (lenakarynn) | 1526 comments Mod
Thanks Astrid! :)


message 25: by Jason (new)

Jason Hein (jasonphein) | 216 comments Mod
Thanks. :) I have been on a several day hogh and am still excited anout it! I would love to get some feesback feom anyone here who reads it. I am anxiouse to see what people think of it!


message 26: by Sierra (new)

Sierra Faith (bookaddict_98) | 190 comments Mod
Today I want to try and write 500 words! In two different stories......


message 27: by Jason (new)

Jason Hein (jasonphein) | 216 comments Mod
Thanks Astrid, and I completely understand about life... mine is crazy busy too! A full time job, my writing, and a family keeps me running all the time!


@Sierra. *thumbs up* Hope you got your 500 words!


I have been wondering about word goals... how would we make an equivalent to word goals in the editing process?

I have been doing a lot of editing trying to get my next book polished up to come out this fall/winter. I feel guilty some days because I have no "achievement" in a word number... I know editing is JUST as important as the initial writing but I can't seem to make a sensible equivalent of progress in my mind.


message 28: by Jason (new)

Jason Hein (jasonphein) | 216 comments Mod
That is actually a good idea Astrid. I had not thought of that.


message 29: by Jason (new)

Jason Hein (jasonphein) | 216 comments Mod
It is such a simple solution makes me wonder why I never thought of that... See how much I complicate things. lol :P


message 30: by Jason (new)

Jason Hein (jasonphein) | 216 comments Mod
This is true. *nods*


message 31: by Lena, Shot through the heart, and you're to blame (new)

Lena (lenakarynn) | 1526 comments Mod
Wrote 900 words today!! That's the best I've ever done!! ^_^


message 32: by Jason (new)

Jason Hein (jasonphein) | 216 comments Mod
Cool! Keep it up! :) That is a good number of words.


message 33: by Lena, Shot through the heart, and you're to blame (new)

Lena (lenakarynn) | 1526 comments Mod
Thanks!! I'm pretty excited!! Yay for Camp NaNo!


message 34: by Lena, Shot through the heart, and you're to blame (new)

Lena (lenakarynn) | 1526 comments Mod
Thx! I'm pretty pleased with my progress this month!


message 35: by Jason (new)

Jason Hein (jasonphein) | 216 comments Mod
Well, so far I have got the first 1/4th or so of book 2 in the Varsian Kingdom Series done. I have hit a slow point, though.

I can write 1K or 2K words at time on a good day but then I always miss days a lot so it doesn't add up as fast as it should....


message 36: by Lena, Shot through the heart, and you're to blame (new)

Lena (lenakarynn) | 1526 comments Mod
Great job Astrid!! :)


message 37: by Lena, Shot through the heart, and you're to blame (new)

Lena (lenakarynn) | 1526 comments Mod
I just found this awesome, customizable daily wordcount tracker: http://pacemaker.press/
Thought it might be helpful to some of you guys


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