The good: I broke 18K last night.
The bad: I changed a significant plot point in doing so.
The pain-in-the-arse: Most of the progress from here on out will take my word count down, if anything. The change I made, though it gives the characters exactly the right oomph I wanted for this project, makes most of the rest of what I’ve written about them a little implausible.
At least I have about 3K to send to Tim that’s been gone over endlessly. That’s Chapters 1 and 2, possibly just a great big Chapter 1, as there’s going to be too much book for eight-page chapters.