A writing Pie chart to celebrate Pi Day

Tomorrow is Pi Day! For those of you unfamiliar with this “holiday,” here’s a blurb from the official site

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize, and to computationally calculate more and more digits.

Last year, I thought it would be fitting to create my own pie chart to celebrate this auspicious occasion. I’d seen a version of this floating around, found a Pie Chart generator, and put my own ingredients together. If you like it, please feel free to share the pie around! *grin*

Writing Pie chart

Writing Pie chart #MicroblogMondays
“Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is?
Read the inaugural post which explains
the idea and how you can participate too.”
~ Melissa S. Ford, Stirrup Queens

Writing Pie chart. How I spend my time writing. Worrying I’m not good enough. Being jealous of other writers. Thinking about writing. Drinking coffee/vodka. Imagining the movie based on my book. Hanging out on social media for “research”. Staring out the window. Yelling at my characters in my head. Yelling at my characters out loud. Weighing the pros & cons of $.99 versus $2.99. Designing the book cover. Practicing my signature for book signings. Making lists (plot holes, favorite books, groceries). Actually writing. Therefore, a Writing Pie chart. First, this is not a passive voice. Next, I am writing in an active voice. Therefore, my SEO will stop telling me how to write. Furthermore, these sentences are also shorter than twenty words. Rather, stop being so controlling. Especially since most of the sentences in this post are not mine. I will keep going while until you turn green. Writing Pie chart. I can’t believe this is still orange. Finally, it has turned. Success! First, this is not a passive voice. Next, I am writing in an active voice. Therefore, my SEO will stop telling me how to write. Furthermore, these sentences are also shorter than twenty words. Rather, stop being so controlling. Finally a Writing Pi chart. Especially since most of the sentences in this post are not mine. I will keep going while until you turn green. I can’t believe this is still orange. Finally, it has turned. Success! Writing Pie chart.

32 comments for “A writing Pie chart to celebrate Pi Day

  1. March 13, 2017 at 7:17 am

    Oh, this pie chart had me in splits! There are some elements that hold true for my art practice too! 😉

    • March 13, 2017 at 9:56 am

      Good point, Modern Gypsy! All us creative types “suffer” from the same distractions.

  2. March 13, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Nice idea to represent the writing in pie chart .

    • March 13, 2017 at 9:57 am

      Thanks so much, Shilpa!

  3. March 13, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    I was just telling my daughter last night that I had a dream that I opened a restaurant that only served pie. Not the same as your post but the odds of me actually doing it is mathematically impossible! I hope your Pi day is coconut cream 🙂

    • March 13, 2017 at 2:12 pm

      Oooo, love this synchronicity Diana! Thanks, and I hope your Pi day is lemon meringue!

  4. March 13, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    Yep, that’s about right! 😀

  5. March 13, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    This is funny, Traci 😀 Ahem, the 7th in your list would take up most area of my pie-chart if I made one 😉

    • March 13, 2017 at 2:15 pm

      Thanks, Shail! Yep, I have days when that would be most of mine as well. 😛

  6. March 13, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    I love this. I love this I love this. I’ve finally really started to buckle down and get to my writing and for me the orange and green ones should be bigger. Which writers are you wishing you were as good as?

    • March 13, 2017 at 2:22 pm

      I’ve had times when my orange and green are out of control! 😛

      I’m specifically jealous of Jim Butcher, for a myriad of reasons. I’m generally jealous of anyone who even appears remotely successful at this, “putting words to paper” thing.

  7. Jo (Fallen Angel)
    March 13, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Getting to the ‘actually writing’ part and seeing the segment had me in stitches! I have to say I misread and initially took this to mean it was ‘pie day’. I was like, how did I manage to miss that there was a day of the year dedicated to a pie?! And then the penny dropped!

    • March 14, 2017 at 7:17 am

      LOL! Too funny, Jo!

  8. March 13, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    This pie chart is all sorts of amazing!!! Gave me the laugh I needed today

    • March 14, 2017 at 7:18 am

      Thanks so much, Charlotte!

  9. March 14, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Ha ha! What a fun chart that is 🙂 Super stuff, Traci.

    • March 14, 2017 at 2:43 pm

      Thanks, Parul! 😀

  10. Mel
    March 14, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    Cracking up because while I would swap out a few things from your pie chart, the actual amount of writing time is pretty much the same. My downfall is YouTube videos.

    • March 15, 2017 at 9:47 am

      Yep, like I said, I’d found a version of this that had some things I wanted to change, which is what inspired me to do this. And agreed – YouTube is an evil timesuck.:D

  11. March 19, 2017 at 7:15 am

    I’m with you on most of these?

  12. March 19, 2017 at 7:15 am

    Don’t know why I just put a question mark!

    • March 19, 2017 at 9:36 am

      Maybe somewhere it’s shorthand for, “no question, I agree”? *grin*

  13. March 19, 2017 at 7:21 am

    You’ve given me a couple of new ones to try. I’ll have to give a lot of thought to who would play the heroes and heroines in the films first, though.

    • March 19, 2017 at 9:36 am

      LOL! Happy to help, April!

  14. March 19, 2017 at 7:29 am

    I think my version would look very similar with a handful of tweaks!!!

    • March 19, 2017 at 9:37 am

      Yep, I’m pretty sure your writing slice would be much bigger, Ritu! 🙂

      • March 19, 2017 at 10:36 am

        Lol I’m not so sure!!!

  15. March 19, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Haha….nice…If this was mine…No 6 would have taken most of the chart too

    • March 19, 2017 at 9:39 am

      But research is important, right? Lol! And thanks, Phaytea!

  16. March 19, 2017 at 11:58 am

    hehehe sounds about right. Guess I’m right on track.

    • March 19, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      Definitely, Gabe! 😀

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