shared this quote by Neil Gaiman, that made me went "a-ha!" and *face-palm all at the same time:
Writers groups can be good and they can be bad. Depends on the people in them, and what they're in them for.
On the whole, anything that gets you writing and keeps you writing is a good thing. Anything that stops you writing is a bad thing. If you find your writers group stopping you from writing, then drop it.
Why "a-ha!" then *face-palm? Because that principle so ludicrously simple to understand and even simpler to execute and stick to, yet I had never once thought about it!
Anything that makes me start and sustain writing is a good thing. Anything, like a new writing habit, hack or technique, or even when suggesting new 200wad features.
As usual, my overthinking tendencies trip me up. Whenever I think about the state of my writing, my habits, techniques I'm using and experimenting with, I overthink about what the pros and cons are, and whether I should try it or continue in it. And I had been thinking about these things quite a bit recently, ever since hitting 200 on my streak, because I wanted to new challenges
and new growth. That also includes my (over-)thinking about my writing streak here, should I continue, or should I break it...
So...parsimony as a heuristic. Einstein was often quoted saying, "Everything should be as simple as possible, but no simpler."
So should my writing, and thinking about my writing.