Have you ever dreamt of becoming a prolific writer? Churning out thousands of words every single day?

Well, I have! In this post, I'm delving into the art and science of consistently hitting a high word count, why I think it might be the secret to unlocking my writing potential and how I’m planning on achieving 10k days.

Setting the Stage for Success

So, let's start with the big question: why am I aiming for 10,000 words days?

It's all about building discipline and honing my craft. I’m thinking of it like a workout for my writing muscles. The more I write, the better I get. But, why should I care? Because setting a daily word count goal helps me establish a writing routine. And remember, the famous author Stephen King once said, "The scariest moment is always just before you start." The conclusion here is simple - set a goal, and you'll overcome the initial hesitation that often holds writers back.

The Power of Flow State

You've probably heard of the "flow state" - that magical place where creativity flows effortlessly. Well, hitting 10,000 words daily will surely help me tap into this zone more often. Why should I care? Because when I'm in the flow, writing becomes a joy rather than a chore. It's like surfing a wave of inspiration. Did you know that research shows that it takes about 15-20 minutes to get into a flow state? So, here's the insight: structure my writing sessions to last longer than 20 minutes, and I'll find myself riding the wave of creativity more frequently. The conclusion? Embrace the flow state to make my daily word count goal feel like a breeze.

I’m not really expecting to write 10k words every single day, but I love the challenge of it! If I aim for 10k, but am happy with 3k, that is 2K more than I am writing at the moment.

Quality vs. Quantity

Now, you might be wondering, "Isn't quality more important than quantity?" Well, quantity can lead to quality! Since I started writing my morning pages consistently this became very apparent to me. There is a lot of low quality on the pages, but there are extremely creative insights found as well! The more I write, the more I learn. It's like Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000-hour rule, but for writers. After around 20 minutes or the first page, I start to produce my best work.

For me the tricky bit is to write, a lot and not get hung up on perfection. Focus on quantity, and quality will follow.


Writing 10,000 words daily is scary, but it's a surefire way to hone my craft, tap into the flow state, and produce high-quality work. So, until next time, I'm embracing the challenge, setting those daily goals, and watching my writing prowess skyrocket.


  1. Set a Daily Word Count Goal: Define your daily writing goal. Start with something small. This could be a time or a word goal. Setting a specific target will help you stay on track and build discipline.
  2. Embrace the Flow State: Experiment with longer writing sessions, at least 20 minutes, to tap into the flow state. Eliminate distractions during this time to maximise your creative output.
  3. Prioritise Quantity to Improve Quality: Don't overthink your writing initially. Focus on quantity first, and you'll find that your quality naturally improves over time as you refine your skills.

Until next time,


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Last Update: October 29, 2023