I think as writers we often become consumed by word counts, finding an agent, crafting the perfect query letter, building a following for our blog, getting submissions out, trying to write for a specific amount of time or write a certain number of pages.
But maybe we should spend more time writing like the Swedish Chef cooks. Go Crazy! (I don't think I'll ever stop quoting Patti Gauch :) Go Wild! Remember to have fun with the world you're creating.
Just don't surrender or give up at the end.