08:35 – I didn’t pull an all-nighter or hit 40k last night, and I’m OK with that. I managed 4,400, which is nothing to sniff at, and I’m confident I’ll reach that penultimate badge milestone today.
16:28 – realised that my outline now projects 250k, if I average 500 words per phase… which is unlikely since it’s currently at 600. This will be more of a marathon than I thought; I might not complete the first draft until early March. That supposes I don’t manage any big wording days, which I’m hoping to have over Christmas and New Year since we’re at home without family this year.