Writing Life || Why would you do this to yourself?

From Wired:

Stop waiting for a romantic surge of inspiration and just write. The Most Dangerous Writing App doesn’t care what technique you use, provided you keep typing. If you stop, even for a second, the edges of the screen become tinged with red. The longer you go without typing, the redder the edges become, until, after five seconds of inactivity, your progress is unceremoniously erased. Forever.

Ok, I understand the reasoning. Procrastination (aka – waiting for inspiration) is the arch nemesis of writing. Having goals and deadlines is a good thing to keep you from putting off getting words down until you feel sufficiently inspired.

But seriously, why would you do this to yourself? Has anyone tried this? And, if so, did it help with writer’s block?

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