Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Nanowrimo Update: Day Two

Hello peoples!

I've just finished my Nanowrimo requirement for the day, again using Write or Die, the online version, which I can't fully explain the awesomeness of.

If you all haven't tried it or heard of it, it's basically a simple online text program where you set the parameters (how many words and how long of a writing period you want), and then you click "write." Basically, depending on the options you chose, you write in this little text box for the period you've set, and if you stop writing for a period of time, the screen turns from pink to red and then (also depending on your settings) a noise will blare loudly from your speakers, encouraging you to continue writing (or you could choose kamikaze mode which will then delete a word for every second you don't write---SCARY, I know). But it does put the "prod" in "productivity" as the site says.

So, I've used that so far (yesterday and today), and today's total: 1724 in 36 minutes. Woot. For some reason, I can really write fast with that thing. We'll see how much I end up keeping, but that's another story. lol. Y'all's comments were awesome! I'm so glad to have blogger buddies doing this with me. And WOOHOO major for Miranda Hardy. 4350 words on day one? ROCKSTAR status! :)

Let me know how y'all are doing thus far in this craziness we call Nanowrimo, and be sure to add me as a buddy if you haven't already (I'm Writtled on there too...)

Now to leave you with a song to write by, "Way Back Into Love" from the movie Music and Lyrics, because it's friggin adorbs. :) This one is Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant, sigh. (as opposed to the other one from this movie with a singer named Haley and Hugh Grant)


Happy Reading and Writing, everyone!

22 comments:

  1. Best of luck with NaNo, you brave soul :)! Thanks for the good song.

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  2. I'm interested in counting how many words I type. I've never paid attention to it. I wonder how I measure up? : )

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  3. I've never heard of the Write or Die program. It sounds like something that might irritate me, but I'm glad it works for you. And wow, it did work. 1724 in 36 minutes! That's great!

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  4. Go you! Two days down, boo-yea. But that Write or Die does sound scary!
    I LOVE your song today. This film is one of those that makes my heart sing, it belongs on my happy shelf. =]

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  5. One day I'll do Nanowrimo, but I don't see it happening while my kids are still little.

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  6. Thank you so much for the mention. I didn't write as quickly as you, though. Lol

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  7. I can't bring myself to use the Write or Die program. For some reason, the idea of having to write or my story will die (depending on the parameters as you said) makes me freeze up! I'm glad it's working for you though, and you seem to be doing well with it! I mean, 1724 words in just 36 minutes? Yeah, I'm impressed=)

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  8. I am far too terrified to use Write or Die. :O I'll write more merely so I don't HAVE to use it.

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  9. it's interesting that although I also spend my day writing in front of the computer, writing up to 10 or 15 pages, I never know the word count :)

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  10. Good for you! I tried using Write or Die once and it didn't work for me. For some reason, knowing the screen would turn colors or beep when I stopped writing caused me anxiety! Ha. I've been using Pomodoro instead.

    Good luck with your NaNo project!

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  11. kamikaze sounds pure genius! But I don't think I'll try I'd probably just it there frozen watching words vanish!

    I'm doing my own little version of NaNo I was supposed to write 500 words today, but ended up with 940 - yay!

    Glad you're writing is going well too. Gook Luck for day 3!

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  12. Well done! I've heard of Write or Die and its kamikaze mode, but I'm not brave enough to try it.

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  13. I will be reading a lot, not writing too much. Hi this is Munir over here at Focus. Good Luck with NaNo and happy writing:)

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  14. Congrats on doing so well and I've actually used one of those problems. It scares me when the the alarm goes off, but it does help me see how much time I waste when writing. You can keep doing this!

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  15. Haha, that program sounds amazing! I'll have to try it sometime. Goodness, you're writing so quickly! Awesome job.

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  16. Well done you. I'm not doing so well, but it's early days :-)

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  17. Wow, great job! I've heard of that thing before...it scares me too badly :) I may have to try it though, see what happens.

    And thanks for the song! I adore that movie :)

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

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  18. Congrats! It sounds like you're kicking @#! with NaNo so far!!

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  19. Wow--I could use something like write or die...I'm supposed to be working on my word count right now.

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  20. Congratulations. I'm clapping for you out here!

    When you take a break from all that wonderful writing, I hope you'll stop by the Write Game and pick up a little something I've left for you there.

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