Quick look at how it's going. Kind of a good news/bad news thing.
Good news: I broke the 5000 word barrier.
Bad news: I'm pretty sure I hate my intro to the piece, which is probably about 1500 words.
And that's what is making this so difficult for me. Every sane person doing this is not editing themselves; unfortunately I can't get away from that. Everything I've written so far I think is shit, and therefore want to change it. But if I do that, I'm not going to come close to finishing.
Then there's the ol' thing of still not having a plot. It's still a series of events, roughly (stress roughly) sewn together with a location backdrop. Maybe it can still work. Who knows?
One bright light (small but still) is that I do have at least a structure (in my head) of how the next few chapters are going to go. I'm not sure it's the right thing, to do, and the time (no it's not about time travel unfortunately) is being slowed down to accomplish it, and I'm not sure if that's the right thing to do or not, but whatever. At this point, I can't think of another way to conquer it.
So there you have it.