We passed the 5,000-word mark today.
It’s Monday evening (which is to say less than twelve hours from the time at which this post is supposed to go live), and I’m only scheduling this entry just now. Thanks to a busy weekend I’m a bit behind on getting ahead for the fall, but I can probably fix that tonight.
Supposing I do that and keep up the pace I’ve established from the previous two weekends for the next two weekends, I’ll be done by the 9th or 10th of August, leaving me two weeks to edit and type the 15,000 words I’ll have written. According to my hand-drawn calendar, that’ll run from the first Thursday in September until about Christmas.