Let's see...I try to aim for at least 500 words per day, but sometimes it doesn't work out. Some days I reach 500 and higher (love those 5k days), other times I'm lucky to type 1 word.
It's amazing how something so simple as word count can turn a writer off. I become very depressed if I don't reach my goal and I end up shying away from the computer 'cause I worry I'll miss another word count goal. I struggle all the time not to allow the word count to affect when and how much I write.
So, does anyone else allow small things like this to affect their work?