We watched some shows on his laptop and had dinner. I was about to give up for the day... I was looking for that bread machine paddle, don't you know? I took Sammy for his evening walk and inspiration hit me. I knew my secondary character was not going to see her dead boyfriend at his work. Everyone was going to think he was on vacation! And I figured out what was so special about the book the dead boyfriend was looking for. And I figured out how Sammy was going to tie it all together. Maybe he wasn't going to die before the end like I thought.
So I wrote 2459 words today and hit an exact word count of 17,000!