Write Or Die ~ #LynnCrain #Productivity #amwriting #PCers

Yes, the title of my post this month is Write Or Die. And no, I don’t have a death wish but I’m in the last throes getting a project done and I needed something to help me with my productivity. Don’t we all need a little of that?

This is a very cool program and will help you to reach your goals if you use it consistently. You can find it here. On my regular desktop, which I still haven’t set up yet ~ bad me, I purchased it and love the program. There is also a web version that you can use anytime you want. Here’s a picture of the dashboard you’ll see:

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The thing I like is that I can set my own goal, my time limit and I can tell it how I want to warn me when I’m not writing up to my potential. There are different types of modes as well as what you have it do to jolt you back to productivity. While this can be fun, it can be very frustrating as well. Especially if you’re like me and hooked to the internet all the time.

There are just some days one has to unplug themselves from the world and get a project done. I used to have little tricks to help me. Like locking my office door.  Then I got older and realized that I would have to answer if there were broken bones or blood involved. Such is life when you only have boys.

So, I decided to find something that would help me concentrate for short bursts of time thus making those short bursts very productive. I found this program years ago when I had more deadlines than I do today. It has helped me through many days where I needed to keep to a minimum word count but for some reason, my mind would wonder. I’d want to do research then continue doing research even though I had enough to produce the story.

Writing can be a struggle but for something who used to be a regular gamer, making it fun again can be important. Therefore, I’ll use this program until it’s no longer useful. Or who knows…maybe I’ll grow up and not need these little kicks…LOL!

If you all struggle with productivity, check out this article from Jane Friedman. She has all the latest and greatest to keep you on track.

I’d love to hear from you on what you do to keep yourself productive…see you all next time!

About Lynn Crain

Award winning author Lynn Crain has done it all in her life. From nursing to geology, her life experiences have added to her detail rich stories. She loves writing full time as she weaves contemporary, fantasy, futuristic and paranormal tales, tame to erotic, for various publishers. Her home is in the desert southwest and she’s just returned from her latest adventure of living in Vienna, Austria while her husband worked his dream job. You can find her hanging out online at www.lynncrain.blogspot.com, https://www.facebook.com/LynnCrainAuthor, and on Twitter, @oddlynn3. She loves hearing from her readers at lynncrain@cox.net.
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5 Responses to Write Or Die ~ #LynnCrain #Productivity #amwriting #PCers

  1. Beth Rhodes says:

    I’m going to do this today. 🙂

    • Lynn Crain says:

      Great, Beth! I have some much fun doing it and I really get the work done too.

      I just got off my first hour of Write or Die today and I got 1200 words done. I’m just so jazzed. This time, I’m doing an hour on then an hour off. I think that will work for me…at least today!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I owned the first version of Write or Die Desktop and used it all the time. I’m really the type of person who will avoid negative consequences if at all possible.

    It might be time to dust this off and give it another try to help me speed up my word count.

    Thanks for sharing your experience with it!
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  3. Lynn Crain says:

    I loved the very first version. This one is a little slicker and has more options but there’s nothing like a red screen with a blaring klaxon to make you get your butt in gear.

    Thanks for dropping by, Lori!
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  4. I love Write or Die! There’s nothing like it when you absolutely have to get the words on the page. But it did raise a few eyebrows with my tech guy when I got a new laptop. 🙂

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