So, I've decided it's time to start a new word count for summer (see left-hand margin). If you don't see listings going up there, you'll know that I'm slacking off, in which case, please do nag me to get back to work!
For the record, according to my tally for spring semester (which underreported slightly, since I didn't quite remember to keep track every time I wrote), I wrote 22, 524 words. At 250 words/page, that works out to just about 90 pages. Many of those pages are quite rough, and some were for my Kzoo presentation (which isn't connected to my book at all), but I'm still pretty proud of myself, because I know I've had semesters when I've written far fewer words than that. Not too bad on top of teaching three courses. (And while I'm sure some of you have done more/know someone who's done more, I don't want to hear about it - let me keep my illusions of productivity for the moment!)
My goal for the summer is to write at least 30,000 words, or 120 pages. My vague sense is that this will work out to about three chapters, but I have to confess that at this point, while I do know what each of the chapters will discuss, the prospect of writing a chapter is much more daunting than the prospect of writing 30-40 pages. So I'm going to keep thinking in terms of pages for the moment, and will worry about putting them all together later.
And now I must go to bed, because I have to get up early for a workshop that goes all day tomorrow. There's an hour and a half for lunch, so my plan is to do some writing (or at least freewriting/note-taking) during that time, which is how I hope to get my writing in tomorrow. I suspect it will be a nice break from the subject of the workshop!