write or die

For those days when you just need to get. it. written. but you're typing so slowly that spiders are seriously considering spinning their webby little homes between your curled and frustrated fingers: 

When you click on the link, scroll down a bit and look in the right sidebar for "Write or Die Online" - it'll let you choose a word/time goal, a consequence, and a grace period.  

The idea is that you give yourself a goal ("I'm going to write for 20 minutes" or "I'm going to write 500 words") and then you start typing.  As long as you keep typing, you're fine... but if you stop, you have a grace period of only a few seconds.  Wait too long and your consequence kicks in.

The consequences range from gentle (a box popping up to remind you to keep writing) to kamikaze (your words unwrite themselves - eesh).

Sometimes I don't need much of a push to get things going, but other times it helps to have a little added incentive.  Sort of... free-writing with a twist. 

So, what do you think?  Useful, or too stressful?  How do you power through?

Disclaimer: I'm not affiliated with anyone on the other end of that link.  Just sharing it because I found it useful!

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