I never set goals for myself as to a word count. I find that too frustrating and intimidating. I work while the inspiration flows and when it stops, I stop and continue the next day.
I've always been a compulsive reader only then I didn't know that it was also the sign of a writer. It took many years for me to actually develop the confidence to write a book and many more to finally find my voice.
I'm editting my second book "A Different Journey" which will also be a memoir.