If I wrote a muse last night, but it published today, does that count as writing a musing today?
I don’t think it does. Instead, it’s a cheap substitution for doing the work. And I’m good at that.
I’m very good at tricking myself into thinking that I’ve done all the work and really done a good job, even when the truth is far less impressive and relevant. The truth is that I’ve only done just enough, rather than truly focusing on the task at hand.
Instead of writing aggressively, 500–1,000 words daily, I’ve written 100, or I wrote 2,000…