A Truant Disposition

"I must be idle."

I’m a Space Bird! I’m Gone!

Written By: Ainy Rainwater - Nov• 24•14

While I as doing NaNoWriMo this month I also passed my final goal on the 750words.com site, which I’ve written about a number of times here. This will be my final 750words post. I made my final goal, backed up my material, and deleted my acct. When I first joined in Oct 2011 it was fun, and a preliminary survey of the sort of things I was writing in those early months showed that a surprising amount of what I was writing there was material which was usable, as blog posts, short story drafts and ideas, observations which I used as research for other writing projects, and pure fiction. I blew my first streak when I did my first NaNoWriMo: I collapsed so thoroughly that I forgot to write anything the next day! Then I made a new year’s resolution to do a one year streak, but that was interrupted by changes and problems with the site. I started up again and decided to go for the one year streak goal, but after I made it I realized that the final writing streak goal of 500 wasn’t that many more days and…I’d pass a million words between 365 and 500. So, I decided to go for it. 🙂 And I made it, getting my Space Bird badge this month. (I was a bit disappointed that there wasn’t a super secret badge for hitting 1 million words,) However, this past year doing 750 words in addition to all the other stuff I’m writing was just getting to be a grind. Either I was filling the word count with the fiction I was writing — and would’ve been writing ayway — or I was just slogging through, writing  inane ramblings just to get the daily minimum of 750 words. Most of the material I’ve been producing this year hasn’t been useful to my other writing and in fact, has been a bit of a drag on it. While I do think it was useful for me for a time, and it was a good experiment, it was with a great sense of relief that I wrote my final words, backed everything up, took some screenshots and deleted my acct.

A lot of the nifty stats the site compiles about the writing were meaningless for me since I used the site not so much for journaling as for creative writing, and most especially fiction, but below are a few screen shots with some very nice numbers. BTW, that “fastest entry” number of 1 second was on a day when I was having issues with the site or browser and had to ultimately write elsewhere and paste the words in. (BTW, I completed NaNoWriMo this month, too, so I’ll be posting about that soon. Lots of interesting things about this year’s experience. And book.)

Got my final badge! I'm a Space Bird!

Got my final badge! I’m a Space Bird!

Over 1 million words!

Over 1 million words!

Me, compared to The World (on 750words). Not bad, huh?

Me, compared to The World (on 750words). Not bad, huh?

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