I didn't write this morning. I had to get some work done, checking in some papers, so I could get them back to students today and review them with my class. I put off doing any work all weekend, so I had to get it done this morning.
I planned on leaving work as soon as I could, so I could get home and write. My back was killing me. My wife thinks it's from all the writing. A couple of ibuprofen and something to eat - I skipped lunch - and I felt much better.
I got my writing playlist going on iTunes on my laptop, and grabbed my Neo and started writing. I wrote like a madman. I consistently find that I write more when I use my Neo. I think it's the small display. I'm not distracted by text that I've already written. I don't keep going back and looking at what I've written. Nor am I distracted by the red and green lines of the spell- and grammar-check. I've made lots more typos this year than I did last year, but who cares? That's what December is for.
Anyway, I wrote exactly 1,234 words in about 45 minutes. I picked up my younger son and then my wife. We had dinner, and then I wrote some more, for a total of 1,901 words for today. I'm now at 38,776. I checked the Excel spreadsheet that I'm using to track my word count and saw that I've passed the 75% mark.
I feel like I'm on schedule. My novel has gone in directions I didn't initially plan, but I'm entering the territory of act three, so I'm getting near the end.