You can write a book a year without it feeling like a monumental task. All you need is a little help from, of all things, math. First you should know that the average novel is 160,000 – 180,000 words. There are exceptions of course, but all you have to do is tweak the formula to see how much it will take to finish your novel.
It’s pretty easy to write under 1,000 words a day., but let’s take it even easier than that. Let’s say we’re going to set a goal of writing 700 words a day. At that pace, writing five days a week, you’ll be writing 3,500 words a week. And at the end of the year you’ll have written 182,000 words.
Easy right? Words per day x 5 x 52 = The Year’s Total.
Once you start tweaking the formula you can start to see that if you’re giving yourself a full year and you stick to your daily goal, you will be nailing books out like there is no tomorrow.
Currently my goal is 700 a day on my book. What’s your goal?