Monday, November 22, 2010

Love My Widget

I'm so loving my new NaNo toy.  ---->

The green are days I succeeded, the yellow are days I tried, and the red are for those days when I didn't write a damn thing.  So far, only three red days.  The red rectangle has been staring at me all day... watching me... guilting me...

I may have said it before, but guilt is a powerful motivational tool for me.  Guilty red box stares at me until I write new words.  Of course, it's still not green, but yellow is way better than red.  Way way better.  (And it'll be green by the time I'm done with today.  Because yellow is guilt inducing, too.)

Does guilt motivate you?

(ETA:  And now it's green.  :GRIN:  Guilt be gone.  Or rather it would be gone if I wasn't still 1373 words behind.)


  1. What a clever widget. Mine would be littered with red, sadly.

    Guilt doesn't seem to motivate me, it has the reverse effect, so I need to stop feeling guilty :o)

  2. Ooh, I love you widget - very cool and I can see how motivating it would be!

    Guilt just makes me curl into a fetal position and whimper.

  3. I am motivated by guilt and pressure and the light at the end of the tunnel. Just think, 1200 or so words is only like 4 pages, so that barely counts as behind. You'll be done before you know it!