Ok, time to stop procrastinating and actually write a blog post! As promised, I’ll discuss 750 words. Earlier today I kind of had the feeling that I’d already mentioned this site, but I couldn’t find the blog post so I assume I either imagined it or mentioned it only in passing.
So the basic idea is that you write 750 words a day. You get points for writing every day, for being on a streak, etc. And you get cute badges. It’s basically an incentive to actually write every day. And I have it set so that it sends me annoying emails every day, nagging me to write.
It is sort of more intended as a journaling tool, so although it has all these cool stats some of it is not terribly relevant. For instance, it tells you whether you’re writing more about the past, present, or future. Now, for me that’s pretty stupid to analyze because I’m writing fiction, in the past tense.
I also wonder how I manage to be “feeling mostly self-absorbed” when for the most part I’m writing in third person…
One of the stats that I do find particularly helpful is the senses one. It shows whether you’re focusing mostly on touch, sight, or hearing. For me, that’s an incredible boon because I still have a lot of trouble balancing that.
The one thing that really bothers me about the site is that you can’t access or edit your previous entries. Now, I understand why no editing makes sense for a journal, so I won’t complain about that too much. But it’s very difficult to see you previous entries and when you do the font is really small and the formatting is all out of whack.
Now, don’t worry, there’s an option to export previous entries as a txt file, so your precious words are not lost forever. But I find it easier just to copy and paste to a word document before I log out for the day.
In other news tomorrow I am planning to make some fantabulous Harry Potter Butterbeer cupcakes from a recipe on An American Cupcake in London. So excited! Although also a little apprehensive because I never really have time to bake, so I don’t, and the recipe is a little bit complicated for someone of my experience.
That’s ok; that’s why I have friends!
There was something else I wanted to blog about today but I can’t for the life of me remember what it is. Sigh.
Well, something else then. I had a revelation today. I learned, not too long ago, that my mother has her credit card number memorized. That makes a lot of sense; she’s been using it for a long time and often has to know the number to order things online, fill out paperwork, etc. I, on the other hand, have only the vaguest idea of what my credit card number is. It looks familiar when I see it but I couldn’t tell you what it is if my life depended on it.
I do, however, have my library card number perfectly memorized. Typical.