Pressure of daily writing quota

I barely met the writing quota (500 words) today. This is now six days in a row. Trying to meet such a certain quantitative threshold helps me visualize the progress. So, I start to feel that this daily writing goal almost has an additive feature. Once I get used to it, I will keep raising the bar by 100 until I reach 1k words per day.

At the same time, I realized that writing a blog post like this one is so different from writing a paragraph in my paper. I don’t know if I can ever write a part of a research paper as fast as I am writing this post.