At the start of 2020, I was having trouble getting back into a writing routine after the holidays. Going for days without writing or any procrastination was not on the cards because I had deadlines stacked for the entire year.
One of the Facebook groups I belong to had a “Win for the Week” post each week. One author posted her weekly word count had soared, which she attributed to 4TheWords.
Intrigued, I checked it out and signed up for the 30-day trial.
4TheWords is an online writing game. Every day you select monsters worth various word counts and battle by writing words. Once you beat a monster, you earn rewards and collect items to get farther into the game.
According to the website, the writing game includes:
Monsters to battle
You can upgrade your hero
Embark on quests
Explore the world
Join in special events
A sense of community
Once I started, my writing totals for the day went up, and since I was battling monsters every day, my word count grew at a steady rate. 4TheWords worked incredibly well when we went into lockdown for COVID 19 here in New Zealand. It helped me to stay on track and keep working, despite the upheaval around me.
After my one-month trial ended, it was a straightforward decision to continue. Turning the writing process into a game works for me and my writing style. I enjoy the challenge, and apart from when I was on holiday, I’ve written every day. My current streak is 181 days of writing, which makes me proud. Having to write every day to stay alive in the game compels me to continue, even when I don’t want to work. My word counts are higher, and the process seems easier, despite the challenges of 2020, thanks to using 4TheWords.
If you’d like to try 4TheWords, you can use this referral code PKCQA42934 (It’s my affiliate code, and I’ll receive a few crystals to extend my subscription so that I can fight even more monsters.)
I highly recommend this writing game since it does what it promises—it helps to maintain a writing habit.
4TheWords is a valuable part of my writing toolbox.