Have you heard about the Great American Word Challenge? It is quick and painless. Here is a bit from the official e-mail invitation:

    The Challenge is a fun nationwide contest that pits city against city in a friendly competition of word knowledge. You’ll improve your vocabulary, plus your score might even put your hometown on the map! And if your city gets the highest average cumulative score, it will receive a donation to a terrific local literacy charity.

    Just for taking the Challenge, you’ll also have a chance to win a Nintendo® WiiT and the game “My Word Coach,” or even a trip to Washington, DC.

    It’s quick and fun and all you have to do is visit www.greatamericanwordchallenge.com to play.

    Go to www.greatamericanwordchallenge.com to see how your city stacks up against the rest of the country.

And now it is time to quit procrastinating and get writing!