The Forced Inspiration of Daily Word Counts!

Talking about daily word counts over on Story Empire.

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Greetings, SE’ers! Beem Weeks here with you again. Today, I’m discussing daily word counts and forced inspiration.

Side view of authoress with paper and typewriter

I’ve seen it on many blogs, in Facebook groups, and in tweets across the internet: Authors boasting of daily word counts. “I force myself to write at least a thousand words per day,” one claims. Another swears by two thousand words per day—even if the mood has all but vanished! Other writers attempt something within reach, like perhaps a daily word count closer to two hundred—no need in pushing too hard.

Word counts are fine for motivational purposes. I have no problem with daily a limit—so long as it inspires.

But inspiration is often the casualty of daily word counts. Just because an author has forced him- or herself to write two thousand words in a single sitting doesn’t mean all those words are worth another person’s time (or money) in reading.


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