When you are more in a development stage (world, characters, plotting), what do you count as writing? A lot of notes are made, that will not be used in the writing project, but the descriptions and background stories make your creations more lively even though you use those initial notes only as a reminder or hint of characteristics.
Should this count rather as “hours” put into progressing with a project or do you, nevertheless, count words on such notes? What’s the best way to measure output?
[Writing poetry must be tough, so little output, so much thought put into it.]