I've decided to give up writing 500 words per day, at least for the time being.
I'm trying to do too many things, and I find this one to be disproportionately difficult. It doesn't just take the time that it takes to write 500 words, but in addition I spend a long time agonising about what to write. Today's challenge was going to keep me up late yet again, but I need to sleep.
So, I quit.
Thanks to everyone who has read my words and written comments - it means a huge amount to me. Thanks are also due to Cecily Kellogg who I think is an excellent writing coach - her writing prompts are challenging and interesting.