Maybe this whole go to bed earlier thing and wake up earlier thing is going to work. I got to bed around 10:30 last night, woke up at 5:55 again. That whole shower first thing worked wonders, and I got in a solid 1000 words before I had to eat breakfast and whisk myself off to work. The book is going well, although I've been surprised by how much I've had to change. I think the original was about 48,000 words, and the revision/recasting of it is now over 62,000--and I still have some more new scenes to add. I estimate the final will be between 65,000 and 70,000 (MS Word wordcount--more if you count words the traditional way). This is about where I wanted the book to end up, so I'm pleased. Really, over all I feel very good about the book. Of course, this may change once my alpha readers get through with it, but at the very least, I've had a good time writing it.
Meanwhile, there's a tornado watch here. I wonder if I'll meet Toto.