I'm the kind of person who will look at the clock, realize I have an hour of misery left in this miserable class, and then tell myself that I have three 20 minute increments left. Suddenly, an hour seems much less. That sounds super weird, but I'm kinda weird like that. :)
Where am I going with this weird time thing?
A couple of years ago, Katie Grace told me about this amazing site called WriteDeck. Its a site where you race other writers (or yourself) to a certain word count.
WriteDeck motivates me to write even when I don't want to because a.) I'm competitive and want to win and b.) it's a different format. Also, it's tricking my brain into making me write faster. Why, I don't know.
I usually race myself so I can get the full amount of words in. If I do 2 races to 500 words, I have a thousand words written! Breaking up the word sprint into smaller intervals helps keep my creative juices flowing faster. It's also how I've written some of a new WIP. (hint: it's contemporary and apocalyptic. #queenofmixingopppositegenres)