I'm beginning to think that saving documents directly to my flash drive is causing some problems. I was pasting all of my completed chapters into one document so I'd have something to refer to when I have questions as to how things happened. It turns out that a chunk of Chapter 7 got corrupted somehow. It was even more garbled than yesterday's mishap and pretty well unreadable. I was able to rewrite a lot of it from memory but it looks like I lost close to 400 words, lowering my wordage to 35,261.
The morning hasn't been all bad, however. I did write down what needs to happen in each of the next five days in Cooper's life. I also jotted down some backstory that Nathaniel will be revealing soon.
If I keep up my current pace, I should hit 50k by next Wednesday or Thursday. I'm hoping to be a couple chapters ahead by the time Monday rolls around, however.