I've discovered that the only way that I can make myself keep going on this challenge is to change direction completely. So, I'm keeping the 7,200 words that I've put in, inserting a page break, and starting a different story!
Yes, I realize I might be crazy, but I've had a story sitting in front of me for months now that I feel NEEDS to be told. And it's my job to tell it. Why not start now? :)