Here is me, hoping that by keeping track of my word counts, it will somehow fuel me to keep writing more and more. ~my stomach growls in protest~
Day 1--Thursday 12/18 (since wednesday was a run-around kind of day): started at about 16,000, ended the day on 20,292
Total word count for the day: 4,292 words
Mitigating circumstances: This was all essentially transcription of what I'd written longhand over the course of this semester. So none of it, possibly barring a few sentences at the end.
On the other hand: Good way to start this break, and I had no idea I'd written that much longhand.
Day 2--Friday 12/19: started at 20,292, ended on 25,544 (yes, I'm being a little redundant)
Total word count for the day: 5,252 words
Mitigating circumstances: I was distracted by a trip outside and a long lunch, and distracted myself with computer games.
On the other hand: I see this as a very good word count for one day. I'm hoping to maintain this for at least a while.
To reach between 80,000 and 100,000 before I start up with school again, I should be writing between 2,800 and 3,600 words a day. This doesn't include the two big holidays and their eves. But I know that there will be days when I just write that much, and there will be days where I will go and lose most of my writing time. So I will take as many of these 5,000-word days as I can get. Preemptive strike.
Happy writing, all.