How I Wrote 3,000 Words a Week

“pen beside ruled paper” by Jess Watters on Unsplash

I SET SEPTEMBER ON FIRE 🔥

“September was 🔥 for writing!” via alexaducks (IG)
  • 9/2/18 to 9/8/18: 3,550 words
  • 9/9/18 to 9/15/18: 3,575 words
  • 9/16/18 to 9/22/18: 3,372 words
  • 9/23/18 to 9/29/18: 5,132 words

WRITING BECAME A MORNING ROUTINE 🌞

I like to wake up at 4 am to make up most of my productivity. I exercise, shower, meditate, eat breakfast, and go straight to writing.

I OFFERED MYSELF A PRIZE 🎁

I made my fictional pals over at Overwatch wait for me as I battled the big-time writing bosses in the real world.

Loot box life!

I SET UP SMALL WRITING GOALS 📊

Writing 3,000 words a day would be nice. For now, I must build myself up to that level completing smaller goals.

I WRITE IN DIFFERENT AREAS 💻

Writing blog post after post can be tiresome. Some days, I feel like my brain has turned into mush. To shake things up, I turned to fanfiction.

I FOUND WRITING OPPORTUNITIES IN MY PART-TIME JOB 🏢

Thankfully, my current employer has a company blog. Once I’ve noticed they lacked updates, I thought, “Hey, maybe I can help out writing posts for them!”

WHAT ARE MY NEXT STEPS ❓

As I keep writing 3,000 words a week, I’m going to scale my writing goals higher. It’s all about focus and what you want to share with your audience. Besides, a full-time writer won’t have the full-time benefits (including pay) writing part-time.

ONE MORE THING! ✋

For a little writing help, I recommend reading two books: 5,000 Words Per Hour by Chris Fox and Rachel Aaron’s 2,000 to 10,000 Words. Both books were incredibly helpful to me. I read over my favorite passages whenever I feel like I can’t write a darn thing.

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