What’s your word count so far?

Goal setting, Inspirational, Nanowrimo, Writing
Today I don't want to distract you from writing for too long--after all, it is the beginning of the weekend and you'll want to get into your writing zone tonight, so you can trample your word count goal for the weekend--so I'm going to leave you with a quote and a question: β€œIt is better to write a bad first draft than to write no first draft at all.” – Will Shetterly. How many words have you written this weekend, and how many do you plan on writing this weekend? Share your word counts and goals in the comments below! If you're wondering, I've written just over 32K and I'm hoping to hit 50, 000 words this weekend.
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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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