Oh - today was a right on target day for writing. I managed to write the average plus a couple hundred to cushion.
I've also added a word count widget in the left menu column. There are several styles, but I like this little calendar. I can see my pattern at a glance and it lists my total to date. I'll leave it over there on the top throughout the month. The green days mean I met at least the minimum daily average of 1667 to be able to accomplish 50,000 words in 30 days; the yellow days mean I wrote something but it was below that average, and the red days - well, you know - it was a -0- words written.
If you take a glance at the little word count widget on the left, you'll see that my word count right now is 15,188 - that puts me 188 words over the average total goal for today.