We’ll file this one under “strange, but awesomely compelling”:
A website which promises (and delivers) a new photograph of a kitten every time you type another 100 words into the text box.
I found this via Twitter’s @LiteratiCat (aka Literary Agent Jennifer Laughran) who posted it as a cure to the NaNoWriMo* word count blues.
It’s equally functional if you’re writing an essay, a blog post, or anything else that involves word counts in excess of 100.
If you just want to see the kittens, cutting and pasting works too.
*For the non-writers among us: NaNoWriMo stands for “National Novel Writing Month,” an annual November exercise in self-flagellation first-draft writing where otherwise reasonable people voluntarily attempt to write 50,000 words in 30 days. (It’s not as difficult as you think, especially since our imaginary friends are allowed to help.)