Articles fill the web either preaching the benefits or warning of the detriments of assigning a number to your productivity. While setting a numerical goal for your word count is a personal preference, many of us do. (Check your twitter feed and various blogs.) We think in numbers. We quantify success.
This week, I’ve been participating in the monthly “Book in a Week” challenge hosted by the Heart of Carolina Romance Writers. Each participant creates their own goal and reports their progress daily. In the past, I’ve created word count goals that were too lofty and I ended up more frustrated than productive. This week, I set a more manageable goal for myself and have exceeded that goal every day. The positive environment and the camaraderie of the group has given me an added boost.
What about you?
Do you set daily goals?
Do you set weekly goals?