Untouched word count: 18,600. I got my 1,000 words in after all!
I'm still not completely past this difficult scene, and I already know I will have to re-write it. At this point it's just a rough, rough, outline. But the end of the chapter is near, (I have long chapters) and I should be back on track soon enough. The writing seems to be better when the characters are interacting. See, for me, dialogue is the easier part of writing. I don't know why, exactly, but my novel is very character driven, so perhaps that is a factor.