And I’m a little sad not to be doing it. I know I wrote a whole blogpost about why I’m not doing it, but still, I miss it. I miss the competitiveness of it all mostly, I think. The competition with myself mostly, the trying to beat my last five minute word war word count and shit like that.
And that’s the problem, ultimately. Writing shouldn’t be a race to see how many words you can get written in x amount of time. It takes nothing besides being able to type fast to do that. Writing always should be about what the words are, not how many there are.
Yes, I have a weekly word count goal. But that’s trying to establish a habit. It’s the difference in running a race and running every morning for the health benefits. (Not really an exaggeration, by the way. My mental health is better when I’m writing regularly.)
And I forget what else I was going to say. Damn. So, happy Halloween!