So here's what I did:
I bought an inspirational calendar from the Dollar Tree, along with a variety of stickers. I wrote out a legend that shows what sticker I get rewarded with for what amount of words I write. a star for 300 words, a heart for 500 words, etc. For January my minimum was 300 words. I figured that would be doable. I didn't want to set myself up for failure. (Notice the frowny face on January 27th. Didn't meet my goal, but I did write something!) I also set a weekly goal of 3000 words (which I didn't always meet, but close.) This month I upped it to 500 words a day - not too difficult if I divide it up. I figured it was only 200 more than my January daily goal. Also, if I'm not near my calendar, I can text myself the daily word count to log later.
(I was inspired by this post: http://www.lainitaylor.com/2013/10/word-count-calendar-of-cuteness.html )
Now, if I could get into the habit of blogging every day. Baby steps....