i was lucky enough to get in on https://writingstreak.io/ early, and i'm finally pushing myself to use it. today is the second day.
this is terrifying for me – i burned out of my friends' write club *hard* – but i'm hoping that writing in five-minute, 100-word bursts, with no real chance for revision, will at least work my atrophied writing muscle and encourage more abandon and less anxiety.
this excerpt being inspired directly by some nationalist doc about canada in WWI i just finished watching, anyway.
you can follow my numbers here: https://writingstreak.io/@nicknicknicknick
the iframe of the latter still doesn't embed properly in my own website, what even gives.
more writing during a five-minute work break. i think for the next little while i'm going to just hit the "random wiki" button on wikipedia and take the result as a prompt.
not great, not terrible. just continuing.
@nicknicknicknick ooh, interesting. I have done 750words on and off for years, but I am curious about the additional flexibility here.
phwoar... that does give me a bit of an anxiety flare-up, volume-wise. but then, writingstreak also has a "typewriter mode" where you can't hit backspace at all...
@nicknicknicknick sorry about that :( it was too much for me too - and the writing didn't go anywhere. I seem to recall that the book it was based on suggested burning the 3 pages after you wrote them - so more of a meditation than a production if that makes sense.
thanks much. that sounds about right though... i'm not looking for good, i'm looking for the muscle memory, as it were.
I had a 713 day streak and it was definitely worth it, helpful personally and for my writing. I would love to get back into it and this site looks interesting!
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