The manuscript hit 75,000 words last week, which was a personal milestone. I’ve filled in a lot of the gaps in the backstory, and I’m working on finer details. I expect the word count to keep going up for a while, but I’ll start weeding out the unnecessary bits, too.
I’m reading Revision & Self-editing, by James Scott Bell this month, which is quite handy. I look forward to discovering all the exciting ways I’ve screwed up as I begin this next round of revisions.