Passed 18,000 words. More importantly, got past one of my main sticking points with how to achieve Jeff and Trish's goals of trying to change the future. Not sure yet if it will have any effect but if it does the actual changes will show over time, not right away. I'm fairly certain that at least one portion of the story will elicit a host of negative commentary as there are some political views expressed (not necessarlly my own) that will piss some people off. Oh well.
Mostly, though, I'm trying to stick with a readers advice and making it a story about the people rather than the events of the time.