||[May. 13th, 2005|10:33 am]
Write of Way
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(Cross-posted to edg)
On Thursday nights I run a role-playing game. This involves me writing large chunks of flavor text as the characters explore the world and interact with its inhabitants.
I have given myself a words-per-day quota: 1,000 words, every day. If I don't meet my quota, whatever I've missed gets added onto the next day's quota, with 5% interest. (If I go over the quota, I don't get to apply it to future days; I'm not allowing myself to build a buffer, because the goal is self-control, not output.)
The question is this: how do these interact? During last night's game I wrote 2,259 words of flavor text alone - not counting my various interactions directly with the players (since I don't count my chat room time or my LJ/weblog posts in my daily count). Should I apply that to the 4,313 words I had to write yesterday, leaving me with 3,157 due today? Or should I treat my writing quota as a Writing quota, and not count anything but actively Writing toward it?