My 500 To 700

I never outright count words, but based on my experience I would say a good start is just give yourself a recurring and rational goal you feel you can reach: “I’ll get a decent page done daily.”

When You Are @-ed

He thought reading reviews is usually unhelpful to a writer. Bad reviews are likely to discourage you without actually providing much help for future writing; on the other hand reading good ones might go to your head and bring on a sense of complacency.