Writing Goals

I am almost finished with the first chapter of the novel. While I have a rough outline for the book, there’s enough wiggle room that the characters can still tell me who they are and where to go. I’m happy with what I have, the style, and the amount of details. Now the challenge: keep writing.

Do I set goals in terms of word count? In other words, write 500 (1000 or 1500) words by the end of the day; write 2000 (3000 or 5000) words by the end of the week; write 10,000 words by the end of the month.

Do I set goals in terms of plot points? Write until the husband comes home. Write until “x” happens.

Or do I write for a certain amount of time each day, whether 2 hours or 5 hours?

 

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