Hemingway and Faulkner had a running tiff about words and word counts, each professing respect and admiration for the other while simultaneously believing in their own unique giftedness and superiority over the other. Good times!
I would say, from much in this article and other sources I've investigated, a daily word count is something you discover and not something to which one could, or should, aspire. I have no idea what a consistent word count is for me because I haven't consistently been paid to write and therefore haven't been consistently writing. A bit of the chicken-n-egg problem, no doubt, but a problem nonetheless.