What if I don’t finish? Or hit my word-count goal but I’m only halfway through my novel?

Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right? Even if you end the month 49,000 words short, that’s 1,000 words you wouldn’t have otherwise.

Consider the word-count goal a threshold, not necessarily a stopping place. Reaching that goal and realizing you still have a lot of wrapping up to do is a good thing: it gives you something to come back to and work on later. You will still win if you reach your goal but have not yet “completed” your novel. Keep writing!

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