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  • NaNoWriMo 2016 Word Counting Calendar Released

    October 9, 2016

    Hey Wrimos! I just released the updated 2016 Nanowrimo Calendar. I used this back in 2012 to make a...

  • A Hypothetical Model of My Motivational Circuitry

    February 26, 2016

    Today I doodled a model of how my “motivational circuitry” works. It’s a bit silly, but I think it...

  • 2016 Word Tracking Calendar Now Available for Purchase!

    January 1, 2016

    Every year I make a National Novel Writing Month calendar based on the one I made for my own...

  • 2015 Word Counting Calendar Available!

    December 27, 2014

    Based on my Nanowrimo Calendar, the full-year version allows you to count the number of words you’re writing every...

  • First Sleep / Second Thoughts

    December 11, 2013

    SUMMARY: Experimenting today with the idea of a short “first sleep” followed by a period of writing and then...

  • 16 Weeks of Going to the Gym for 15 Minutes at a Time

    August 22, 2013

    I decided to start going to the gym again last May, and it’s been about 17 weeks since restarting...

  • “Visual DNA” Personality Test

    August 20, 2013

    I came across this personality test at Visual DNA on a friend’s Facebook page, and it’s unusual in that...

  • Rebuilding Big Pictures

    November 4, 2011

    Lately I’ve been feeling that there too many things going on that I’m not tracking. I’d hoped to have...

  • Collecting Effort like Rainwater

    November 2, 2011

    SUMMARY: Although I didn’t know it when I started, the addition of sub-blogs to collect my thoughts into topical...

  • Apportioning the Day

    July 25, 2011

    These past few days have felt rather unproductive, though when I look back on what I got done it...

  • Cost of a Pop Song

    June 30, 2011

    On NPR’s Planet Money blog is this breakdown of the hypothetical cost of a hit pop song for a...

  • Time to Greatness

    June 22, 2011

    I’ve been contemplating just how much time it takes to do anything worthwhile. By worthwhile, I mean something I’ve...