My brain, this month, has been measuring my productivity by the day. If I write a thousand words or more in a day, then I've done enough for that day. If I don't write at least that much, then I'm a failure. There is no carryover; writing more on the previous day makes the previous day more successful, but today I still have to write a thousand words anyway. I begin every day as a failure and end every day as a success. The "it's 8AM why haven't you written anything yet FAILURE" train of thought is weird.
Everything about this is weird. I keep flashing back to 2002, where I'd struggle and whinge about how hard it was to write 500 words in a day.
In one way, it's easier to write faster. I can look at the draft and think "I'll be done with this in a few months". When the end point is years away because I'm only writing a few hundred words a day, it's harder to get motivated to write even those few hundred words. "What difference does it make? It's going to take forever to finish anyway."
I've written a couple hundred words of Birthright this morning, so now I'm going to slack off and play with dragons or somesuch. I'll write a hundred words later, and then another couple hundred, and eventually I'll get to a thousand or more and be SUCCESSFUL!
Until tomorrow, when it starts over again.