That's how many words I've got at this exact moment. It was more, but I'm 46 pages in to the edit, after the massive rewrite. It's amazing how many words I get to pull back out now! :)
Before I started this revision, I only had 96,000 words, so it's been a bit of a shock. I can't believe I left that much out before! This is the first time I've read through my own novel where I'm actually enjoying reading the story. I guess that's a good sign? I thought I was totally sick of it by now, but I'm glad I "fixed" it. 300 more pages to go.
My house is 100% painted. Yay! Now I just have to get out and finish the deck. I really don't want to do it until I'm done with my edit. It's too easy to use the deck as a distraction. A deckstraction? See, I'm doing it already. Really, though, even writing this blog and staring out the window are a fine distraction. I should be editing right now. But I'm not. I'm sitting here hoping the cat does something interesting. He's not.
Enough thumb twiddling! Back to work. I really am pleased with the revisions, though. I just hope the word count comes down to a more manageable level. I'll update at the end of the day. It's supposed to be 70 this afternoon, so I get to work outside again! :) If that's not an incentive to edit, I don't know what is!