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Thanks for sharing this! I'm in the developing phase as a writer, and at this stage more practice seems better when it comes to the mechanics of writing. But I agree, using word count alone to judge progress doesn't make sense. What's surprised me is how much of the writing process is actually about thinking. Once I figure it out in my head, the writing part is a lot easier.

But I love your pragmatic take too: sometimes you just gotta get it done.

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