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Set a Daily Word Count Goal

Now that we have the chapters of our memoir outlined, let’s start filling those chapters with words! You can accomplish this by setting a daily word count goal.

Try to set a goal of writing at least 500 words per day. Don’t worry about editing at this point. Just start writing and keep writing!

A memoir word count range may be equivalent to a novel word count, which is usually 60,000 to 100,000 words.

Remember, nothing is set in stone. You may want to create your memoir similar to a novella, which has 17,500 to 40,000 words. It’s your life, your memories, and your legacy. You ultimately decide the word count!



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