I'm having a hard time getting going today. I think I hit the Great Swampy Middle without realizing it, and it hit at the same time as a Big Emotional Scene, which I suck at. So, double whammy. I've done 300 words so far today, which is okay, I guess, but not nearly where I want to be. The science is also presenting an obstacle here. I know I've already said that the science in this one is going to be bullshit, but I'd like it to at least be somewhat coherent and believable bullshit.
That being said, I cracked 31,000 words, total, last night. So I'm way ahead of where I need to be--Friday's Actual Goal (1700 words per day) is in the can, as is Saturday's Technical Goal (1613 words per day). I only need 900 more to get Saturday's Actual and Sunday's Technical Goals.
And the fact that I'm saying "only" in this context is amazing in and of itself. Considering the fact that my daily goal used to be 500 words a day and I was thrilled to hit that on a regular basis, this project has shown me that I can pound out a lot more than that if I have the proper motivation.
I don't think I could sustain this pace for a long period of time. It is exhausting. But so far, I'm soldiering on.