I don’t have time for a long blog post, but will be back later to fulfill that. In the meantime, I thought I’d give you a cool tip I’ve seen circulating around.
See this link?
Yea. That one. Wait! Don’t click on it yet.
This is a GREAT tool to use if you need a little push on your writing. For example. I will sit down and write x amount of words for y minutes.
Now, the link does not have a timer. All it is, is a random number generator. It will randomly select a number between 1-1000. Yes, I have gotten one. More on that later.
You take your number and that is the amount of words you must write. No questions asked. You might only get 31. That’s great. Write your 31 words. And if you’re brave, click it again afterward. This time you might get 954. Yes, you have to write that too.
I love this when you want to get a little writing done but aren’t really feeling that motivated. Or perhaps as a… when I finish writing x amount of words, I can get on twitter/facebook/blogs/read a book…. whatever.
If you get 1, click it again and then add 1 to whatever you get. I’ve done that when I have gotten low numbers. I will click three times if I get a double digit the first two times. I got 44 the first time, 76 the second time and then I got a whopping 727 the third time. But guess what? I wrote every single one of those words.
I hope it is a nice little motivator for you. Oh, and here’s the link again.
P.S. Before I found this tip, I used the dice method. I would use either 3 or 4 dice that I picked up from the dollar store. If I only had a short period of time, I only used three. If I had much longer, I would use 4. Roll the dice one at a time and write each number down in the order you roll it. (you could use the same dice, but I liked rolling them all at the same time and picking them up from left to right). At the end, that’s your word count goal. I liked the dice because they were portable. Yes, I know I’m a nerd.