Monday, 14 September 2015

35 Day Blog Challenge - Day 2: Measure Yourself

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Do you set goals for yourself? In your job? In your hobby or sport? You should do the same for your writing. It is easy to come up with excuses not to write, sometimes it is so easy it is shameful. But it doesn't have to be that difficult to write if you set means to measure yourself. There are several ways to do that and many applications to help you do that. Don't have one of the apps available? That is another excuse!
Set yourself a target for every day. If you choose to set a minimum word count target, and it has to be the minimum, then write with software that helps with that. All the word processors, and some other more simple applications, will do that for you. It is a matter of one or two mouse clicks and you know how many words you have written.
Does that feel like too much pressure? Not sure how many words you can write each day? Maybe you are a slow typist and it feels like a mountain to climb if you set a target that you think everyone else can achieve in a matter of minutes. Then set yourself a time limit - not a word target.
Take an old fashioned egg timer, no fancy mobile phone or computer app to distract you, and set it to fifteen minutes. And then you write! The number of words are not important. The time you sit and write - and you have to write - is your target for the day.

See you tomorrow!

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