Writing Inspiration: Establish milestones

Establishing milestones is another way to make progress on your book. For example, if you write an average of 1000 words a day, and a chapter in your book is about 5000 words long, in five days you should complete a chapter. Add some leeway – say a couple of days – to cover holidays, personal illnesses and emergencies.

Your first milestone, reachable one week from today, will be the completion of a chapter. Two weeks from today, you will reach the milestone of completing the second chapter. If you miss a milestone, you must write for a longer period of time during the following week to reach it and to make the next one.