If you are behind, as I am, it may be a good idea not to count
words for a while and just see how things go within a week or
two. That way, you won’t be beating yourself up to fulfill a word
count that will probably not come together for you by the end of
the month, baring some kind of miracle.
I had to revise my word count this morning as well. I am about
9,000 words right now. I should be at about 14,000. But if I work
diligently and then maybe put in a few extra minutes a day, I may
actually get my word quota done.
Part of being successful in fulfilling your goals is to revise your
goals when unexpected things arise. It means taking the time to
regroup and revise and to set new goals without feeling bad for
not fulfilling your original goals. And don’t let you inner critique
to have free reign either. If you hear yourself saying negative
things to yourself such as:
what’s the use;
here I am again;
I can’t do this;
I will never finish writing this novel/book;
I am such a cop out; and so on.
So, disengage your negative self-talk and know in your heart
and soul that you CAN do this. You just may not have 50,000
words completed. But isn’t 30,000 or 40,000 words better than no
words? I think the answer to that question is pretty obvious.