Use a Spreadsheet for Your Word Counts
I kept at it, and over the months I rarely missed a day. In fact, from February to October I only missed 31 days. That may seem like a lot, but how many days off from work have you had in the past 8 months? Just with your days off you’d have, what, 64 or something? That’s pretty good!
Anyways, I kept at it and I managed to keep that running total going. I didn’t check it that often, maybe once a month or so, but then I noticed it had passed 950,000 and I knew the million word mark wasn’t far behind. In fact, I got to 1,003,226 on October 22, just a couple days ago.
Find Public Support for Your Word Counts
Now you have to remember that people pay me to write. I’m sure they don’t pay me as much as your readers pay some of you, however. I have to write to make money, and that means a lot of copywriting, website content, press releases, eBooks for other people and businesses, editing and proofing – the works.
But I like doing it and I think it’s made me a faster writer and a better one as well. It’s certainly made me capable of setting and making deadlines.
Really, it’s all about discipline and routine. It’s boring stuff, some people can’t do it. And maybe that’s just fine. I can put out a book a month but they don’t sell that much. I have 16 titles with 5 more under a pen name and all but 2 get about 5 sales a month, if that.
I also talk to three different brick walls. Sorry, that’s pretty much what blog writing can seem like a lot. But again, I think it makes me better and will pay off long-term. Plus I like it.
Anyways, thought I’d say what works for me, and also that it’s possible.