10. Write the scene that's in your head - don't worry if it's out of sequence.
9. Write to your strengths - if it's dialogue, write dialogue. If it's description, write description. You can fill in all the blanks later.
8. Don't stop if you need to know the name of something - just type *** or something similar and keep on writing. Trust me on this one. I once stopped writing to look up the name of a mountain range. One hour later, I had traveled to a site about Russian royalty. It made sense at the time.
7. Don't worry about quality. That comes later. Remember, in order to be able to polish, you first have to have something to polish.
6. Writing 'this is crap' many times can really ratchet up that word count.
5. If you can, ignore typos. This is impossible for me, but maybe you can.
4. Let your fingers do the writing. Sometimes just letting the words flow will take you to strange and unexpected places.
3. Remember you don't have to reach the goal in one session. You might work better in small bursts than one long stretch. Not every one can run a marathon.
2. Don't compare your word counts to anyone else's. I tell myself that those writers who can consistently spew out 5,000 words a day have severe emotional issues.
1. Celebrate when you reach your goal. The nature of the celebration is up to you, but I have been known to dance about the house like a deranged camel. It's not pretty.