I tend to be a SLOW writer and on a good day might get 700-1000 words in one to three HOURS. On bad days my word count might actually be a negative number from writing and deleting and writing some more and then deleting that. There's a story about the writer James Joyce that I can especially relate to. One day Joyce's friend said, "James, how many words did you write today?" Joyce says, "Seven." His friend goes, "James, that's GREAT.." To which Joyce replies, "Yes, but I don't know what order they go in."
Since I'm such a pokey writer and since February was such a dismal writing month for me, I decided to challenge myself to writing thirty-thousand words in thirty days
That was sixteen days ago.
So far I've written 16,686 words on my novel-in-progress--I think this is an all-time record for me! But now comes the point in my process where I need to pause a couple of days and roughly outline the third and final act of my book to make sure I tie up all of the plot threads and answer all of the dangling questions.
Then it's back to the mad dash for the finish line, or in my case, deadline. By the end of the challenge I hope to have a total of 65K words written on the first draft of my 5th book with the best two words at the end: literally--THE END.
I'll let you know how it goes.