In my day job, I write a lot. Thousands and thousands of words. I am sure I have written millions of words during my professional career. But when I think about writing for fun, I probably have not written more than 10 hours in the last five years. Very far from achieving those 10,000 hours.
This photo is sunset at Stinson Beach, California. See those birds on the shore? I feel like that about my writing. Dipping my toes in the water, but usually staying on firm ground.