Diary of a bad writer – Week 50


Monday, September 16th, 6:00pm – Writing is coming a little slow this week so I’m testing an app the shows a stopwatch on my laptop to keep me focused. Id like to get in two hours of writing time every day. If I need a break, I can stop the timer for a while. The goal is to get in two hours writing , however long it takes.

By the end of the day, I want to say – YES, I DID IT!

I did it


  One thought on “Diary of a bad writer – Week 50

  1. October 17, 2019 at 12:25 am

    Hope it’s working for you!

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  2. September 24, 2019 at 10:42 am

    This is a great way to work towards your goal of 2 hours of daily writing! I saw that author Angie Thomas unplugs her laptop and writes until her battery dies. My battery lasts far too long for me to even attempt that 😅 My attention span could never make it that long!

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    • September 24, 2019 at 11:38 am

      Yes, it seems everyone has some variation of this method. It’s working for me. Got one hour done already. 🤗

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  3. September 23, 2019 at 11:34 am

    I love the idea

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  4. September 21, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    You got this!

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  5. September 20, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    I like the idea of a stopwatch app on my laptop. I’ve been using my phone, but sometimes I forget it in another room.

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    • September 20, 2019 at 9:50 pm

      Does it help you? So far everyone has mixed feelings on its use.


  6. September 20, 2019 at 3:22 am

    Absolutely, doesn’t matter how long it takes and I think you can do it with breaks to help you refocus and get in the zone. The stopclock on your computer is a cool idea! YOU CAN DO IT, Darnell!

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    • September 20, 2019 at 3:56 am

      Always looking for ways to stay focused 😉 Nice to hear from you Caz. Hope you are feeling better.

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  7. September 18, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Today I went little further than ‘I want to do it’.

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  8. Al
    September 18, 2019 at 9:16 am

    Two hours is great! I have two toddlers so I can’t ever get in a good amount of writing in all at once, but back in my pre-children day I found timers to be helpful in keeping my racing mind focused and would write hours at a time. Now I write whenever the kiddos are distracted, which is two to five minutes scattered throughout the day. Best of luck to you and your writing!

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    • September 18, 2019 at 9:50 am

      Thank you so much! My distractions aren’t as blessed as yours, but I should be able to get in 2 hrs if I start in the morning and end at bedtime.🤗

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  9. September 18, 2019 at 8:41 am

    I think the timer would be too distracting for me. I prefer setting a timer on my phone and not stopping until it goes off. 2h is a lot, though. I don’t think I could fit that in. Good luck!

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    • September 18, 2019 at 8:44 am

      I get distracted a lot, so I’m trying for 2 hrs by the end of the day. Still testing…

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  10. September 18, 2019 at 8:23 am

    I think the timer would hinder my creative flow, causing to much anxiety to write.

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    • September 18, 2019 at 8:33 am

      It would cause anxiety for me if it were an employment requirement. No stress, since I control it.😉

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  11. September 18, 2019 at 8:22 am

    I think the timer w


  12. Meg
    September 18, 2019 at 2:18 am

    That’s a great idea!

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  13. September 18, 2019 at 12:49 am

    Not a bad idea….if I had a cell phone,I would use that app for sure….

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