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The Enchanted Land of Habitica

This week I’m going to do something a little different. This week, Monday through Thursday, there will be a new post about Habitica, how I use it for keeping up with writing tasks, as well as personal chores, what progress I’ve made, what I’ve found that works for me. I’ll try to keep the posts short (this is a microblog) and not get bogged down in minutiae of how the site works, which is covered well in their FAQ, Overview for New Users, and Habitica Wiki. Just to give you a quick idea where I started from  and to tell you the general way the site works, here’s my original post after I joined: The Most Fun You’ll Ever Have With New Year’s Resolutions.

So here’s me, then…and now:

I joined a guild for active science fiction and fantasy writers shortly after joining. Then having gained confidence in my ability to meet my goals within the game (and therefore in life and writing), I formed a party with some of the other writers, and now we’re going off questing, gaining an assortment of rewards. It’s wildly gratifying.

In my next post I’ll tell you how I’m using Habitica. Below is the full series of posts. For my post of first impressions after I joined Habitica in fall 2015, see The Most Fun You’ll Ever Have With New Year’s Resolutions.

  1. The Enchanted Land of Habitica
  2.  Habitica: How I’m Playing the Game
  3.  Habitica: Linking Habits and Dailies
  4.  Habitica: Quests and Parties


Ainy Rainwater has been writing and publishing short stories, essays, and novels in various genres for about 30 years. She lives in the greater Houston area with her husband and rescue dogs. She enjoys reading, writing, playing guitar and percussion, gardening, knitting, tea, baking and other kitchen improvisations, daydreaming, and wasting time online. Her novels are available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, Kobo, Smashwords, and other bookstores. She is presently working on a chick lit fantasy series as well as a number of side projects, including a sequel to If Wishes Were Spaceships, a science fiction novel published in March 2016. Her most recent fiction and works in progress are regularly posted to her subscribers on Patreon. She is also known for the digital pop which she makes under the name Gymshoes. "Everest Sunrise" was featured in the documentary What It Takes. After hurricanes Katrina and Rita she released an EP of songs, A Tropical Depression, the profits of which go to benefit the American Red Cross. Gymshoes albums are available from iTunes, Amazon, and other online stores. For more about Gymshoes music, please see, which has liner notes, links to social media, streaming music, and much more. You can find the author on Facebook, Instagram, Goodreads, and Twitter. She occasionally contributes to the group food blog, The Usual Suspects: and posts short miscellaneous things on The Mighty Microblog: A Truant Disposition, is Ainy Rainwater's official author site.

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