The Author's Note is about 1000 words long (damn, I can't even write short Author's Notes...)
NOT counting that, to the best of my current ability to swear to it, the wordcount of the novel itself stands at... 199 500.
I'm about two pages shy of 200K. I think I'm proud of myself [grin]
Ladies and gentlemen of the writing group, from the point at which you left our two protagonists - who had, remember, Just Met - you're in for one helluva rollecoaster ride from there. And I do so look forward to sharing it with you.
But the first draft of the finished novel, as it currently stands... leaves for New York on Sunday night. It will be on my agent's desk on Monday. After that... que sera sera.
I feel quite, quite, quite giddy.