14,797 words now. :-) I shouldn't count, though.
Apparently the magic of writing more and more is to not look back. Write the whole thing first, and THEN edit. So, that's what I'm going to do now. With the exception of critique sessions with my group, and we're so far behind in that that it's not that distracting (we're going over chapter two on Saturday).
Today I drove around for five minutes before deciding where to go. My hubby guided me -- "why not go to the beach?" Duh, why not? So I drove to Encinitas beach and parked where I could see the water. It was a little chilly to be sitting still outside, so I stayed in the car and wrote nearly 1200 words in an hour. The magic of the ocean!