UPDATE: 11/10/2004, slightly after midnight... another evening's worth of work, another thousand words. Seems like the thousand-word-per-day target is a good number. Just passed the 14,000 word mark, and I'm calling it a night.
UPDATE: 11/11/2004, once again slightly after midnight... I had to push myself, but I pounded out another thousand words. Just past 15,000 words now. The plot is introducing more and more complications, but is it going anywhere interesting? The wife, who has been reading it as I've been writing, says she's definitely intrigued and wants to know what happens, and this definitely isn't a genre she's interested in, so I guess I'm doing ok...
UPDATE: 11/12/2004... unfortunately couldn't write any more of the story tonight. I had to take a step back and actually outline what I've done so far. I've introduced many plot points already, and I have to be able to keep track of them and make sure they form a coherent whole. I don't believe that every thread needs to necessarily run somewhere (red herrings can be good things), however, everything that happens should at least be consistent.