Today is the first day of the third month of my 10K word challenge.
I can now look back to the start of the year and see that I have met my daily word count for a total of 50 days in a row now.
That’s a big wow.
I have set myself many goals in my life and attempted to inculcate many good habits.
I’m not sure I have previously achieved a 50 day unbroken stretch for anything.
In January, I wrote 1,000 words every day.
In February, I wrote 2,000 words every day.
For March, in accordance with the targets I set in the original 10K challenge post, I plan to write 3,500 words every day.
That’s quite a step up.
But here’s the thing: I am not daunted.
Well, not overly daunted.
This is because of a simple truth. The more you write, the more you feel able to write – and the more you want to write.
This benefits my clients, too.
A total of 3,500 words stretches ahead at the start of the day like a long road through interesting country. It feels less like a challenge than a promise of travel.
It feels like there is room for my stuff and stuff for others, too. I can be more generous with words. I don’t have to save some for myself. I’m already planning ahead to April when the count rises again. (Dangerous, I know.)
I’m excited about what can be achieved.
Thinking back to December 2011, it’s hard to believe that I was struggling to write 1000 words in a month rather than a day.
Already, I can see that my word count total is transforming the way I approach my writing. The daily goal is turning from a task into an opportunity.
What more could I ask for?
What writing goals are you meeting this year?