I’ve spent the last week working on my musical. A lot of that time, despite my end goals, was not spent actually writing. I planned, I edited, I erased, and I practiced. In fact, I’ll likely do very little writing to finish off this project as the week goes out.
That’s a weird part of writing that I didn’t know, or didn’t accept, until fairly recently. There is a lot of work to writing that does not involve the creation of a single word on paper.
All that time spent away from the actual process of writing can feel wasted, but it isn’t. In fact, it is progress in the best of ways.