We'll be glad to have you back, Robin.
Rue, that makes sense. I sometimes outline and sometimes don't--but even when I do, I still find the step-by-step scene work useful. But like I said, it's not so much a word count boost as a quality boost for me.
Couple of hundred words for me today, plus some revising. There's an organization problem bugging me that I can't figure out, but for now I'm moving ahead.
A fun technique that's working for me lately is to start every chapter with a sentence that links emotionally to the last sentence of the previous chapter. That's always been a revision activity for me in the past, but lately I'm feeling like it's keeping me grounded during the draft.