I finished my pre-draft draft this afternoon. It came in at 31,815 words--two thirds of which were written in the two weeks we've been in Oklahoma. Twenty-eight chapter summaries with ideas for two more. This feels good.
Now I'll set it aside for a while, finish my syllabi, draft a short story, and come back to it in a week or so. I need to sort through my note fragments (about 200 pages) and see if I missed anything. Then I'll fiddle with my structure, print it all out, and read through while taking notes.
Then I'll put it aside again for a bit, work on another short story, maybe an essay or a screenplay, then write a first draft of this pig.
I have a plan. And that plan includes going to cook hot dogs and french fries in a minute.