Or new to me.
I was threatened by a fellow NaNoWriMo writer, and she sent me this link to help me fight procrastination. As you know, nearly every student of mine is ahead of me in word count—not that it MATTERS!–but it just looks soooo sooo bad.
Welcome to Write or Die, the website. Below is a Youtube presentation on how it works. I’m not gonna try it. It scares me. I’m a baby. On kamikaze mode, if you stop writing, it ERASES YOUR WORDS….
So if you get desperate—or you are a spouse of a NaNoWriMo participant, you can switch them over to Write or Die and watch them put many many words on a page just to save themselves from the consequences….
(Actually there is a Gentle and Normal mode which merely prods you into writing….it’s the Kamikaze mode that scares me….)
Let me just say here that I am mucho impressed by the 14 writers in my Novel Writing Class and the 8 writers in my Fantasy and Science Fiction Novel Writing class at how they are SMOKIN’ along Waaaaaay past 10,000 words and we’re only into the second week.
Now that they’ve done it, I have to write 50,000 words! Great. Well, I gotta go write a novel…see ya.