The book stands at 116,171 words to be very precise. I originally thought it would be 120,000 words in total but I don't think I can wrap it up that quickly. I still have the final confrontation with the bad guy to write plus the set up for the series. I also think I need a new opening chapter so maybe we're looking at 130,000 ish by the end. I'm trying very hard to get it done this week either way.
It's actually amazing to think the book is nearly finished when I can still remember writing the very first words back in August and 120,000 seemed so far away.
I'm looking forward to having a bit of a break while my agent reads it. 5am starts 7 days a week have certainly taken its toll on me and i can't wait to lie in until at least 7am for a week or two!
Of course, then I'll have my agent's comments to address and my own edit thoughts...
As someone once said "Being a writer is like having homework for the rest of your life."