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I didn’t reach my February writing goal last month and it sort of bugs me. So far, I’m not doing too well this month either. I guess that means I need to modify my goal to 250 words per day rather than 500. When I get so focused on writing posts and comments, I tend not to take time to let go and just write. Writing to publish a post every day is a different feeling, a different sort of goal or deadline. I need to spend more time putting words on paper but then I start feeling guilty about delaying doing the dishes or laundry or whatever. It is often during a free write at home or in a moment when I’m writing along with my students that ideas come and sentences leak out and flow. For me, volume is important. I need to get a lot on the page so I can cross most of it off and find the heart of what I want to say. My daily word count is more of a formative dipstick than anything else. I’ve noticed that the higher my daily word count, the more satisfied I am with my writing.