It was a hard thousand words, and I almost quit for the day after 500. The story took off on its own, and my protagonist took an action I expected to happen after the halfway mark. I think I’ll give it its head for the time being and see where it goes. I can always add more to Act IIA or shuffle the scenes around, if this gut-level impulse turns out to be a rabbit trail.
Word count as of Monday, April 21 — 1,000 for the day, and 13,400 for the project. I took Sunday off, and I think a day off once a week will do me good.