On wordcounts -- I do track them. I check my totals a couple times a day and keep a running total posted on my calculator.
This morning I started writing at 4:30 am, and not counting what I wrote here, so far I've gotten about 4K down. Time to make a school run, then I'll be back to work around 8:45 am. I'll work straight through until 2:30 pm, then take my afternoon/evening break. I start again at 6:30 pm and work until 11:00 pm to midnight.
I'm hoping to hit at least 25K for today's total so I can buy a little time off tomorrow to work on a copy-edit. Wish me luck.