I ended up deciding to set aside that project, and after a couple of months, I was ready to work on something brand new. I did use the 2,000 word goal, but only for spans of about one week to ten days at a time. I'd get to the next plot point in my story structure, and then I'd take a break to do some revisions, refine my outline, and plan for the next section of the book. I admit, I was afraid that I'd lose the line of the narrative or that my momentum would fizzle out. But the opposite actually happened! I felt energized during my drafting periods, and the finished manuscript ended up much more polished than if I'd plowed straight through. And the most exciting part? That novel, UNDER GLASS AND STONE, is coming out later this year!