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Is Writing 1,000 Words a Day a Good Goal?

Yes. That's it, that's the answer to the article title. I won't make anyone read a wall of text to see my opinion. I don't like when I scroll through drivel and nonsense of stories of when the author was a kid they scribbled in a notebook every day. I want the answer to the question posed. Now, if the question was: Why is writing 1,000 words a day a good goal?

Yes.

That’s it, that’s the answer to the article title.

I won’t make anyone read a wall of text to see my opinion. I don’t like when I scroll through drivel and nonsense of stories of when the author was a kid they scribbled in a notebook every day.

I want the answer to the question posed.

Now, if the question was:

Why is writing 1,000 words a day a good goal?

That is entirely different and I want to see why and how it helps. However, I want to get information to the point in a blog. So, let’s get the important parts of “WHY” out of the way before I go on a writing tangent.

Progress – in Creativity, Projects, and Visibly shows growth in writing

It’s going to honestly and visibly show your writing prowess. If you’re writing a book, writing 1,000 words a day will get you a full novel of words in 3 months. If you’re writing for blogs, 1,000 words a day is about 20 minutes of writing and you can get away with 500 word blogs, lots of content is awesome for blogs! If you’re just wanting to get better at writing, it serves as a vessel to create and take a topic or writing prompt and get you to stretch those legs of whipping up a story or concept.

Habit Forming – Routines and Habits are learned

Even if you don’t use your writing for anything other than to journal about your day, it’s a habit you will be making and forming. This will let you express yourself. Expression is a very important part of life, even if you never show it or share it, expressive writing will make you feel good.

Emotionally Sustainable and Fulfilling

You get to work out issues in the pages of your writing. You get to express emotion and desires. You get to work out the brain in a way that watching tv or movies doesn’t let you do. It will make you feel happy to be able to express and open up completely and vulnerably.

It’s a tool, use it

I really can’t say enough about this discipline, this habit, of writing 1,000 words a day. The bottom line of the why for me is this.

I know it’s a habit to form, but, 1,000 words a day is nothing in the grand scheme of writing.

When I sit down to write more for my books or for my blogs, I know I will sit there for an hour or two writing out and fleshing out ideas. Taking those ideas and learning or researching more about it.

I get to grow these ideas that will help others and create more ideas for more content and book ideas.

I write at least 1,000 words a day, at least 5 days a week. I use that, meditation, and intention setting through journaling to create the life I want to create.

I used it to create habits, to create a better life, and to write a book which I’m wrapping up in the next week before sending off to an editor.

I’ve used such a simple thing that takes 20 minutes a day on a fast day or an hour a day on a slow day. To get my thoughts on paper or text and get my ideas solidified to build on later.

So, the why for me is simple. I love how it helps me grow as a writer and as a content creator.

And no, this blog post wasn’t part of this exercise, this was just me having an idea and running with it. Now, though, I will be off to write the next few parts of my book on Navigating Neurodivergence.

Stefan Glazer
Stefan Glazer

Author, Photographer, Artist, Pug Dad, Podcast Host, Teacher, Friend

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