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I am closing in on the end of the outlining project for the second book in the Phoenix Worthy series.  My plan is to begin writing on Monday, ready or not.  I’m committing to a daily word count goal of 2000.  With a target length of 80,000 words, that means I should be able to finish the first draft in eight weeks.

I have created a tool using Excel that lets me enter a daily word count and it graphs the weekly tally to an end goal.  It looks like this:

Word Count

Do you do things like this to help discipline yourself and combat procrastination?

Goals are dreams with deadlines. ~Diana Scharf Hunt