How not to go crazy writing every single day.
I recently had someone ask me how many words I average a day. I told them that my goal each day was 4,000 new words. While their mouth dropped open I assured them that although that was my goal I sometimes landed between 2,000 and 3,000 words. Their mouths just dropped further.
They asked me how I was able to sit and make so many words appear on the page. I thought about it for a few seconds and told them that I did it because I made myself. The answer was simple but even as I think about it now it's still true. I write, I make goals and I follow through because I want it bad enough.
I'm a firm believer that if anyone wants something enough they can accomplish it through hard work and dedication. Writing 4,000 words a day isn't easy for me, but like anything else I've practiced and it has become easier.
My best advice is to start with a goal of 1,000 words a day and stay consistent. Don't make excuses and hold yourself accountable. When you are able to hit 1,000 words a day on a consistent basis up it a few hundred. Word by word you'll make it. Embrace the struggle and find joy in the process. After all as writers this is what we signed up for… right?