25,000 / 150,000
I don't know whether I like Word Meter or not yet. It doesn't look as good as 100 pages and it sure doesn't sound better. Still, it's 100 pages, and the new chapter--the new material--is in the can. Next up is smoothing out the rough edges in the middle of Chapter Four, which amounts to another six pages or so. Depends on whether I cut or add. And then Chapter Five is a nice nice nice chapter with lots of action, lots of scenes, about 20 pages total. Which will take me to the end of Part One.
maradydd offered to encrypt the telegrams I put into Chapter Three. So anyone who reads the book will have a legitimate code to work with. I'm really geeked by that. :-)