Hate when deleting a scene or a bunch of text makes your daily wordcount take a dive? Create a trash folder WITHIN your manuscript. You can move an unwanted scene there. Or, cut and paste text into a catch-all scene. There is an added benefit in that you can ORGANIZE YOUR TRASH so you can more easily find stuff you’ve trashed.
Of course, this complicates hitting complete manuscript word counts. Maybe make a whole new manuscript for saving trash. Or trash your trash into the real trash at the end of the day…AFTER recording your daily wordcount somewhere else.
Frankly, I think I’m going to abandon my manuscript wordcount goal in a first draft. Only use it on second drafts.