Even though everybody talks about them all the time, daily goals have NEVER Worked for me, at all. After several years of doing NaNo, I finally got the epiphany to set a low-ish Monthly goal for all year around.
Now working in Scrivener, (NaNo goodie! I should have got it
long ago!) this is easier to do, 'cause I put my different projects into
“chapters” and work on whatever appeals at the moment. This way I can
easily have an accumulative word count, and I’m progressing on something
all the time.
(I am going to have to write up a post on the experience of Scrivener, it's different but good!)
Monthly goals work particularly best for me, because I am a “bursts” writer, so I
can rack up the words one week, and then lie fallow the next. And I don't risk feeling depressed because "I'm not getting my writing done!"
Instead I can remember that I already did it.
YahoooO! Love that feeling.
I’ve set a trial goal of 20k per month, and have hit it well so far. In
fact, I finished my 20k for Feb. by the 16th, which made me very happy! I’m
definitely on a creative high at the moment.
So... if I am able to get in 20k per month, that is 20k x 12 = 240k words in a year! That is two major length books, or four shortish novels, or three medium ones.
Yes! That would be progress!!!
What do you think? Would monthly goals make sense for you?