It was actually pretty much as Patty predicted – see the previous comments section! One has high hopes, but…
The biggest problem was that the battery on my laptop doesn’t last long enough, a mere 2 hours, so most of the time when I was trapped inside a plane and felt like writing would be a good thing to do, I couldn’t. When I was in transiting Tokyo, I didn’t have time to recharge it because the flight arrival was delayed, so that wiped out the flight from Tokyo to Singapore. In Singapore I had loads of time but I was so wiped out by then….
Anyway, I started the flight with 158,005 words and I touched down in Kuala Lumpur with a mere 160,073. Which means that the total was 2,068, and Joanna wins with her estimate of 2,000.
Send me your email addy Joanna, and then wait patiently for a year or too. Congratulations!