Gah. I've written a lot today, but I also threw a lot of excess wordage away. In terms of word-count, that's two steps forward but one step back.
Ah well. I would have had to cut that stuff anyway. Sigh. And the shortest chapter I've written so far is due to get some critique next week. Maybe they'll demand that I expand it!
Nah, I shouldn't be thinking of it that way. The goal is only technically word-count based. It's really all about getting to the end... and if I do that with a lower word count, then I still succeed.