7968 words for the novella. About 30% of the way there, at least if my outline turns out to be accurate.
I hate when you end up with a middle chapter that you don’t want to write but need for the story. For me, it always ends up being a chapter in my notes that contains the phrase “they fight.” I’m not good at writing conflict.
I’d like to have 15,000 words by the end of next weekend, plus 15 dissertation pages. That’s a lot of writing.