The first four pages, 2,455 words.
Later, I added 213 words, which put me at 2,668 words for the first day. A solid start.
I’m a little concerned, though. I planned out 20 chapters. The writing today put me at the end of Chapter Two. Obviously more fleshing out is going to be necessary as I move forward if I want to achieve 50,000 words at the end of this journey.
There was something else I became suddenly aware of. When I spend an hour or so in front of the computer writing, then walk away to pick up the mail or take the dog out, my eyesight is a little blurry, requiring a few minutes to adjust. After being in front of the typewriter for a period of more than two hours, no eye strain. Walking outdoors to get the mail and take the dog out, my vision was crystal clear.
Better living through typing.