My goal last year was to just hit the 50k, and I succeeded. A couple of strong weekends, and not going home for Thanksgiving gave me the edge I need to finish at ~52k.
This year, the goal is 100k words, or at least, to complete the entire story (no sequels this time!) in more than the required 50k. I also hope to have most of this done before the holidays, and this year I will be flying home, and don’t want to have to worry about hitting my word counts. I want to be well over 50k before then.
To that end, I’ve mapped out a schedule for the next thirty days. So far I’m on track, I’ve already written 6,003 words today alone! If I hit 3k on weekdays, 6k on each weekend, then with only 2k on the 25th (giving me time to pack) and 1k per day after that, I’ll hit 100k exactly on November 30th.
Wish me luck!