Well, I didn’t see that coming!
That works for me. I’ve had to sign non-competes over the years, and I’ve never liked it one damn bit. Every last one of them overstated what I’d be restricted from doing.
Almost all forbade me, as a freelancer, from working for other publishers. For a writer, that’s impossible. So I usually write for three to six publications at any given time to keep body and soul together.