I stopped at 7700 words last night, which is 900 more than I needed to hit the goal today. That means I'm already a day ahead. I started yesterday a day ahead as well, by 400.
I don't know how long I can keep up this pace, but it feels good, man. My plot is advancing and I think I might actually finish the thing in under 17K words.
Now, if only I can get going today. That would be awesome.