I reached my 50k goal on November 21, and was asked about my tips for productivity:

  1. Realizing that writing 1667 words/day takes time, I got up earlier.
  2. I set a daily reward for myself, so I had a short-term gain for writing.
  3. I plotted–when writing on the clock, there just wasn’t time (for me) to pants it.
  4. Writing in the dark–low light levels really seemed to help.
  5. Having a network. I got a bunch of friends together and we just kept each other accountable.