When I'm writing I really only want to see the word count, and ultimately that's the problem I'm trying to solve.
There's a modeline indicator that, but to see it, I have to see all the other minor modes I have installed.
diminish all of the other minor modes, but when I install a new minor mode, I have to go in and
Plus, if I would like to make this modeline a package, I wouldn't be able to tell the other person using it which minor modes to diminish. They'd have to go do that themselves.
Is there no way to tell emacs: I just want to see this minor mode in the modeline, and not others?