I know we’ve only just begun, but I thought I’d offer an important reminder.
Someone you know will *always* have a higher wordcount than you.
Someone else will have a lower word count.
Do not look at the one with the higher wordcount and panic, then give up. Some people just write really fast, and it has NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU.
Just write. You are doing awesome at the pace you’re at. Your novel is yours alone to write, and nobody else can do it.