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So what's a good goal? Technique 1  Start SmallHere's what I would do: start small. Give yourself a goal that feels easy. For example, maybe start with 100 words per day. So 1/2 page And then do that for a week. If that works out well, gradually adjust upwards. 125 words per day the next week. If that goes well, try 150 words per day the next week And so on... _____ Technique 2  Use Math:Here's another way to figure out how many words per day Look at the total length of your book. Let's say 200 pages. Then set the goal of how long you want it to take to write the first draft. For example, 100 days. Then just divide 200 by 100 and you need to write 2 pages per day. _____ Technique 3  Follow Successful writers:A lot of successful writers write between 5001000 words per day (24 pages). Ernest Hemingway was a 500wordperday writer. Which is still in the range of average output. At the upper end of the spectrum, Michael Crichton (writer of Jurassic Park) wrote 10,000 words per day. Then he spent a lot of time rewriting. He would do 7 or 8 drafts of his books. Everyone has a different process. _____ 
Remember To Write Every DayThis is just a quick reminder to write every day to meet your own goal. _____ Again, here are the 3 techniques to help determine your daily word count goal: 1) Start Small: 100 words per day and gradually work your way up 2) Use Math: Divide the total number of pages for your book by the number of days you want to spend writing the first draft. > For example, a 200 page novel in 100 days means you have to write 2 pages per day. (500 words) 3) Follow Your Heroes: Research your favorite writers and try to emulate the number of words they do every day _____ Hopefully this helps you keep on target. P.S. Also, do make sure you’re writing on your book — or even better your book series. Social media doesn’t count toward your daily goal. Enjoy your writing! 