All righty then. Just finished up a cool conversation with a dude that I have to meet with later to figure out some stuff.
Now, I guess I’ll keep plugging away at writing, nay, testing Write or Die, a timing and wordcount interface that helps focus your writing by imposing limitations and consequences on your writing.
I’ve not bumped into the consequences yet, but I have bumped into the limitations.
- it’s hard to spellcheck.
— no other formatting commands, it’s all about getting the words out of your head and on the screen
— Oh, hey, the screen turned red when I paused for thought. Cool.. Just to let me know that I shouldn’t do that, I guess.
Now then, this test is only a 200 wordcount test, and I set a time limit of 10 minutes to write it.
At this point, including the 3 minutes of conversation that occured after I launched the app, but before I started actual writing, I’m at 159 words and about 4 minutes remaining. I should be able to make the deadline…maybe.
Wow, one thing I do notice; all this concentrated writing is causing me to notice my wrists. Usually my writing style is more thoughtful and casual, but right now I’m just spewing…oh, hey, I just made 200 words, with about 3 minutes to spare.
Well, I won’t edit this too much; I’ll just paste it in as is, and let it be an example of work created with Write or Die.
After writing using this tool, here’re some thoughts:
— Yes, I’d use it again
— My wrist is kinda sore right now
— It could use some additional editing / layout features
— Anything written using Write or Die *must* be edited…typing spew is not good reading
26 seconds left — copy to clipboard just in case 🙂 Saving now.