So what are my goals? To avoid the problem of word count limits, a time based goal seems the best option. However, I have tried that before in the past and failed. I set up 30 minute blocks for writing, with 5 minute breaks in-between, but found that I would focus on the time ticking by rather than my work. And sometimes didn't want to stop every 30 minutes, and when I did, would completely lose my train of thought.
1. Write 500 words per working day on my first paper (but if I'm in the mood to keep writing, I can keep going over this limit).
2. Analyse the data for my first paper only after having written 500 words.
I'll double check that these goals are working for me as the month rolls on, and increase the word limit per day if necessary. So wish me luck! Or better still, wish me perseverance, determination... and fun!