Your wordcount should be 18,447.
If it’s not, don’t panic. Write a few pages about blue crabs, the color yellow and Veteran’s Day, pour yourself a stiff drink, and prepare to barricade yourself in your office this weekend for a catch-up writing binge.
Also: Consider throwing something in the crockpot that will sustain you through the next week and boost your writing time. That’s what I’m doing this morning.