Setting the proper writing goals can be incredibly challenging, especially if you don’t know what works for you. What works for some writers very well may not work for you at all, leaving you scratching your head. Some writers say it’s best to count words, others say it’s best to count pages, and other writers say they sit down for a certain amount of time each day. There is no one method, which is great news, because if one way doesn’t work another will.
Here’s a great article about setting proper writing deadlines: Script – BALLS OF STEEL: 5 Lessons on Getting Real with Your Writing Goals
Try setting a writing goal for yourself to see if it works. If it does, that’s wonderful, but if not try something else. If you truly want to be a writer, you’ll find a way. This article is full of great tips to get you going.