Illusions of Productivity

Writing flash stories makes me feel very productive. When I’m writing longer stories, I can almost never finish a story in a day. Today though, I wrote a flash story. Only 700 words, which isn’t a lot, but I still *feel* productive because it’s a finished story.


  1. Words on paper = productivity

    The fact that it’s a finished story adds bonus points.

    • Hmmm…I think I’d have to go with _story_ words on paper = productivity. (Which is probably what you meant, anyway.)

      I go back and forth on whether to count all my outlining and notes as ‘productivity.’ Early on, the process is definitely productive, and it always generates words on the page…but at some point it becomes more of a stalling technique.

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