I think 750 is a pretty decent goal for a day. 500 seems to pass in a blink and 1000 seems to be rough. I frequently find myself grooving for 600-800 words and then burning out. No idea why.
I just found a website that will let you type the words in your browser and track how many words you wrote. Then based on how well you did that day it will give you points. The goal is to write 750 words a day. That’s cool enough in and of itself but it takes it one step further. It also considers how well you did the previous two days and gives you bonus points. So if you take a day off, you hurt your points that day and also the next two.
I didn’t sign up yet and I’m not sure if I will but the concept itself is brilliant. Making a game out of a solid but not too overwhelming word count goal is a great way to help people get some writing done everyday.
Have you tried the site? What did you think of it?