A fellow writer (and Nanowrimer) turned me on to this great website called WRITE OR DIE which can be found at http://writeordie.com where they “put the PROD in PRODUCTIVITY”. It is a fun and useful tool for helping you to write a lot in a little bit of time… or suffer the chosen consequences.
You determine 1) how long you have to write, 2) how many words you want to write during this time, 3) your consequences for how pausing will be “punished” (Gentle Mode, Normal Mode, Kamikaze Mode, and Electric Shock Mode… okay this last one isnt quite real), and 4) your grace period before the prodding begins (Forgiving, Strict, Evil ). I chose “Normal/Strict” and reached my goal of 500 words in 30 minutes… with a few moments of the screen going red and some awful music playing. Be warned, “EVIL” will start to delete your words begining with the last one you wrote. Now, that is evil.
This link: http://writeordie.com/#Web+App will take you right to the part with the web app (there are downloads available for your pc and ipad for purchase as well). It’s a great tool both for fun and productivity, especially when time is short and your word count needs to be as high as possible.
Let me know if you try it and what your results are.
Now, can I count this blog in my nano word for the day?