I need to get a first draft written by my birthday - that's 28 weeks away. I estimate I need to write 140,000 words, which breaks down to 5,000 words per week.
I know I can bang out a decent 2000 in a three hour stint in the course of an evening. 5,000 per week feels steep. But, steep feels good at this point in life. Fuck - steep feels great. This goal means I'll finally say NO to all the (admittedly wonderful) distractions getting in the way of a first draft.
That's it. I'm committed. Wish me luck.