Hello All! Sorry it's taken me a few days to get back here. I must be having too much fun in London!
Janet - Glad to help with that Project Target feature in Scrivener. It's one of those small features that makes Scrivener such a thoughtful tool for writers.
About my writing schedule for the book: I could never have committed to those long days five years ago when I was teaching, but as it happened, I was no longer working and in a place where the schedule grew out of my own situation. My mother passed away in august 2010 after a sudden illness. Exactly one year later, her older sister and only sibling became ill and died. Within 13 months I lost both connections to my mother's family history. My mom was my genealogy buddy and inspiration, and I was devastated. Writing the book became a kind of grief therapy; it gave purpose to my days and kept my mind focused on something positive. I wouldn't choose to keep the same tight schedule again, but at the time (August 2011 through Jan 2012) those long writing days were enormously helpful.
You're right, Janet, that it would be difficult, or nearly impossible, to commit to that schedule with a full-time job. I've taught part-time as well as full-time, but even then, I found it hard to carve out the time to write. It helps if you have a job that doesn't spill out of the workday, but then, who has one of those kind of jobs? The tasks always seem to take longer than estimated, and I tell myself, "work smarter, not longer." Hard to do!