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Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:16 pm
Carlito says...



As chosen by a random number generator, my next crawl will be the.....


Crawl for the motivationally challenged
This does describe me a lot of the time!

Dark Corners currently stands at a beautiful pattern - 13,013 words.

This crawl is super simple and breaks writing into small, easy chunks. I'm going to finish it before the end of the weekend MAYBE EVEN TODAY BECAUSE IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE FOR THE MOTIVATIONALLY CHALLENGED BUT I'M FEELING MOTIVATED.


1. 10 words: DONE
2. 15 words: DONE
3. 25 words: DONE
4. 50 words: DONE
5. 75 words: DONE
6. 100 words: DONE
7. 100 words: DONE
8. 75 words: DONE
9. 100 words: DONE
10. 110 words: DONE
11. 120 words: DONE
12. 125 words: DONE
13. 150 words: DONE
14. 100 words: DONE
15. 125 words: DONE
16. 150 words: DONE
17. 120 words: DONE
18. 100 words: DONE
19: 80 words: DONE
20: 60 words: DONE
21: 50 words: DONE
22: 75 words: DONE
23: 100 words: DONE
24: 150 words: DONE
25: 200 words: DONE
26. 175 words: DONE
27: 150 words: DONE
28: 125 words: DONE
29. 100 words: DONE
30. 150 words: DONE


Well that was easy!!
To be fair, I'm revising, so I'm able to reuse a lot of words, but I'm still counting them because I make a whole new document when I do a new draft!


Total words written: 3147!!
That escalated quickly!
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Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:53 pm
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I've been typing a lot today, so it's a good time for the....

Healthy Hands Crawl!
It's fun because there are breaks worked in with exercises to promote healthy hands :)
I've done this one once before a looooong time ago!!


Exercise one: DONE
Spoiler! :
Let's start with something a little bit silly – you remember the nursery rhyme, the Itsy Bitsy Spider, and those fingers that you used to do with it? Turns out Mother Goose might have been on to something! Put your hands together in the prayer pose, then spread your fingers out and, keeping your fingers and thumbs touching, lift your palms away from each other as far as you can, then press your palms together again. It should look a bit like a spider doing push ups on a mirror. Once you've mastered the stretch, groan your way down memory lane while you do 2 minutes of stretches then shake out your hands as though you've just washed them and are trying to air them dry.

Now I have to sprint to a song of my choice (imma just sprint for 4 minutes because I have ambiance going already): DONE

10 minute word war (or 400 words in 10 minutes): DONE

Exercise two: DONE
Spoiler! :
put your hands back into the prayer position in front of your face, then lower them, keeping the position and not letting your palms part, until you can feel the stretch in your forearms, wrists and hands. don't overdo it! Hold this position until your friend messages you back (or 10 to 30 seconds if they're a slow poke).


Sprint to 100 words: DONE
then shake out your hands: DONE

Exercise three: DONE
Spoiler! :
Extend one hand in front of you, palm down, and then clasp your fingers and geeeeeently pull your fingers towards your body, stretching the top/back of your wrists, and hold it for 20 to 30 seconds. Then rotate your hand so it's palm up and pull down and back on the fingers so it stretches the inside of your wrist and forearm, and hold that for about 30 seconds too. Repeat it on the other hand, then go and get a drink.


Sprint for 50 words: DONE
Sprint for 10 minutes: DONE
I didn't beat my last sprint total so I have to clench a fist and release it ten times.

Exercise four:
Spoiler! :
Let's do some desk presses before our next bit of writing. Sit at your desk (or dining table) and place your hands underneath it with your palms facing down. Press up towards the ceiling with the backs of your hands, pushing up on the desk or table, for about 15 seconds - then release and repeat 10 times.


Sprint for 150 words: DONE
Sprint for 500 words: DONE
Foam roll your legs:

Exercise five:
Spoiler! :
Start by simply stretching up above your head, as though reaching for the sky. This is great for your back and shoulders, too - feel free to show them some love if they need it.


Write 50 words: DONE

Exercise six:
Spoiler! :
Now, interlock your fingers in front of your body and, keeping your elbows at your sides, move your hands in a figure 8 in front of you, allowing your wrists to move freely throughout. Do this for about 15 seconds, rest, then repeat.


Write until you hit your goal (my goal is to finish this scene: DONE


I DID IN FACT DO THIS ALL IN ONE DAY LAST WEEKEND AND FORGOT TO POST.
2131 words written
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Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:47 am
Carlito says...



I have a lot of re-writing I'm hoping to accomplish today, AND I need to do a bunch of house work. So I'm going to do a crawl that I've done a long time ago and is one of my favorites because you can do both things!!

Don't Clean the Bathroom Crawl

The idea behind this one is super simple. You do a household task and based on how much you have to clean determines how much you write. The goal is avoid having to clean your bathroom because everyone knows that's the worst.

Dark Corners currently stands at 23910 and I'm aiming to do this entire crawl TODAY. LET'S GO.


First I need to load the dishwasher - 200 words: DONE
but I had to unload before I could reload - 5 minute sprint: DONE
(but I didn't have to leave any grimy dishes to soak, and all of the dishes did fit in the dishwasher)

I have to scrub my sink and counter tops and keep track of every hard to scrub spot. For every hard to scrub spot, it's 50 words.
I guess there were three? so 150 words: DONE

My stovetop cleaner isn't a generic brand so I can avoid a challenge. I have to clean the stovetop.
Then I have to prepare a snack and write for the amount of time it takes for it to get ready, or sprint for 10 minutes (i'll do the 10 minutes because i don't need a snack right now):
Then I have to clean the old food out of my fridge and for everything I have to throw away I have to write for 2 minutes (but I did this yesterday before I went to the store so we good!)

I have to gather all the trash and recycling in the house and take it to the outdoor bins. For every trip I have to make, 250 words. I only need 250 words because the trash isn't full yet even after gathering all the trash in the house and I only made one trip to take out the recycling: DONE (oops got enthralled by the scene and wrote almost double!)

I have to start a load of laundry and do a three digit challenge in the time it takes for that load to be done OR write for 32 minutes. My washer actually goes longer than that, but I'll write for 32 minutes: DONE

(i did not finish this whole crawl in one day but alas i will persist :p)
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Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:46 am
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my house is mostly clean but lol it never stays that way so maybe working on this crawl this week will help me!

Now I'm still working on laundry in the crawl (even though the laundry is done just not ....put away..... because i hate doing that.....)
I have to do a 3 digit challenge (last three digits of your total word count, write that number of words) in the time it would take the dryer to run, or 45 minutes. For me that'll be 866 words in 45 minutes: DONE

Now I have to put away the laundry. UGH. (i actually can't because husband is sleeping and it's all in there....) I have to write a line of dialogue for every drawer or closet I have to open to put the clothes away. I already know it'll be five, so I'll write 500 words because I'm not writing dialogue at the moment: DONE

I'LL FOLD THE LAUNDRY TOMORROW I SWEARR.
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