So I did 1063 words of backstory, which is only a small portion of the reams and reams of notes I made today. I'm not going to add this to the running total, because it's not finished writing, but I hope to make up for that tomorrow with an extra long session of real writing.
And a bit of Novel Dare wisdom from my fortune cookie tonight:
"When you're not afraid to do it wrong the first time, you'll eventually get it right."
That's about the only way to get through a dare. Don't worry about screwing up, just keep going. (That's kind of George's philosophy too.