Oof, that's a lot to deal with. Great blog post, btw, the older I get the more I realize that speaking up is not easy, can have bad consequences, and is something you need to be able to do sometimes. (Abusive people on the bus have taught me this as much as anything)
[X] 20k on first draft. I did it! Now, because of my arbitrary and not-terribly-impressive goal, I plan on slacking the rest of the month.