Because what is galling me is that I have been working for (how sad to say) years to streamline Everything Else and squeeze out a substantial block of time to Just Write. And now that I've gotten here, I feel guilty.
Especially as I don't believe in guilt.
Compunction, yes. First of all it has more syllables. More importantly, no one carries around a load of compunction. Compunction is momentary. Compunction tells you you've misstepped, overstepped, stepped on - it's a course correctional tool. Fix it, get on with it.
Guilt is more a dead end.
So away with it.
The Grandmothers-of-the-Mind came whispering in the early hours of the morning, saying, "So dear, would you feel better about this writing if you set bounds and aims? Now think, isn't it better to go on now that you've started. You do like it. And what is useful anyway, hmm?"