Writing: The family was going to go skiing without me Sunday, but it was 40F at Willamette Pass, so they went to the beach instead. The new moon made the tide extra high, but the ocean was calm. They had a great time at "Ripley's Believe it Or Not" which I guess has had an upgrade since I've been last... probably more that 20 years since I've been.
I managed to (more-or-less) write from about 10:30 AM to about 6:00 PM. I set about an hour's worth of Bach oboe concerto on infinite repeat and I was set. I managed to get a strong 1200 words out in the final scene, and, adding to what was already written, the total story is about 3500 words. I'd guesstimate between the writing and editing out the wrong words I averaged about 200 words an hour. I did make a setting error I had to go back and fix, and I probably spent too much time re-writing the opening scene.
I made sure to make mint tea after about 11 so I wouldn't over-caffeinate.
Whew. I'm glad what I managed to get done, but I need to write more quickly. I suppose I should try to use Eric Witchey's method of not hitting the backspace key and re-casting problem sentences as I see them in order to increase the word flow.