One of the most celebrated short story writers of the previous century, Andre Dubus, used to write his word counts in a special notebook with "thank you" after the number.
I think that's a good approach to this writing affliction we have. Be thankful.
I'm thankful for all my readers. Chuck. Johnny. Juliet. Mark. That's a few off the top of my head. Thank you for sticking with me.
I'm thankful for my fellow writers. LB. Jen. Roxane. Josh. Lou. Joyce. Mat. Chelsea. Min. Alexander.
Writers who struggle. Ones who make it look easy. The wildly successful. The hard working. The leisurely dabblers. All of them. Those who write epics. The fan fiction writers. The poets. The comic book scribes. The screenwriters. Playwrights. Songwriters.
We have a world of stories.
Stories are good.
If you spend time with friends and family this week be thankful for your time with them. They'll tell your story once you are gone. And you'll tell theirs.