The Pros and Cons of Word Count Goals

Goal setting, Novels, Writing
Those of you who have been with me for a while already know that I'm an active Nanowrimo participant and advocate. I've participated in Nanowrimo six times, and the event has really changed my life. I wrote my first first first draft of a novel during Nanowrimo when I was eleven. It gave me confidence that yes, I could write a novel, and yes, I could finish a novel. I went out to events with my mother, who's also participated a few times, and I made lots of friends. I've written up to 300, 000 words in the month of November. And I've always had fun. I've also attempted Nanowriye three or four times, and this summer I signed up for CampNanowrimo. But I've discovered that word count goals, as…
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