As I (inevitably) fall behind on the translation I’m working on, a big help this time around has been to come up with a translation schedule ahead of time. I always do this, scheduling a certain number of words to translate 4 or 5 days a week that will see me finished in X many months.
But I’ve been more specific this time around. Now I schedule per chapter as well. A quick glance shows me that if I finish Chapter 4 today, I can start Chapter 5 with a clean state next week and be right back on schedule.
It’s keeping me more accountable than trying to translate so many words per day has proved in the past.