I have been keeping a daily practice of writing at least 200 words a day towards a writing project (blog post, newsletter, speech, game dialogue, etc.) for over 900 days now.
Over that time I have developed a few vague rules—word counts are allowed to roll over but only for a maximum of two days (e.g. if I write 1,000 words, then I can have the next two days off); I can retroactively complete a day but it has to be the day following the one I missed—but the core spirit of it has remained the same and I have maintained it come what may.
Sometimes, of course, those words just won’t come.
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