Just Because the Year is Starting Off Slow…
Sometimes, this time after the first of the year can be rough. Job issues, family, travel, and a ton of other stuff. And even though you wanted to get off to a fast start, you didn’t.
I sure didn’t this year. Annoying for sure. But no big deal.
Let me show you some math on why it isn’t a big deal.
Say your goal for 2024 is to write a half million words. An average of 1,370 words per day. If you write 1,000 finished words per hour, about 1.3 hours a day or 9 hours a week on your writing. (That’s right, only 9 hours a week will get you a half million words a year.)
So stuff really goes bad the first two weeks before you can get going. Now you have to write 1,425 words a day for the rest of the year. In other words, an extra 55 words a day average.
At this point this post is 160 words.
Now, you don’t want to let months drop away. That tends to bury you in a hole you can’t recover from, then you have to shift your goal. But a few weeks here and there, at the middle of the year or the first two weeks of the year, will make little difference on your overall goal.
So don’t panic. Make the writing a focus and get to it and then just hit your word count and at the end of the year you will be stunned at how much you ended up doing.