Writing

Expectation Versus Reality: NaNo Word Count

Daily Word Count

Expectation:

Word Count-1667

Reality:

Word Count-167

Writing

On Daily Word Count Goals

If you’re wondering, I don’t have a daily word count goal. Even during NaNoWriMo, I focus my attention on getting the story written. Some days I’m below the average number of words, other days I meet the target, and on better days I surpass it.

Others writers swear by meeting a set word count every day. I’m not sure I want one.

Sure, it might make me more productive. On the other hand, if the target was set too high, I’d drive myself insane trying to hit it.

For now at least, meeting a daily word count goal isn’t my top priority.