Untouched word count @ 40,500.
Didn't I just hit 30K? Yes, yes I did. I've been trying really hard to keep up the writing. After I decided I wanted to take a break, I realized that that was NOT what I wanted. Because a short break would turn into a long break, and a long break would turn into an indefinite break, and then I would let my poor little novel get pushed to the back of my mind as I got sucked back into World of Warcraft. No, I'm not exaggerating. I know myself, and that is exactly what would have happened. (Besides, I miss my pally and I've just been itching to get back into Northrend...)
But I didn't take a break. I stuck with it, even though I was feeling, well, stuck. And now I've made it past that little hiccup and I'm breezing through it. 40K meets the almost-halfway point. I'm guesstimating that my finished novel will end up somewhere around 90K. But the chapter I'm on doesn't feel like the halfway part, so I'm slightly worried that my word count is going to be excessive. I've decided I can live with anything under 100K. 100K or over and I'm busting out the pruning shears to start chopping scenes away... and that thought makes me shudder. My poor little manuscript...
EDIT: I stayed up and wrote a bit more, I'm actually at 41,200 now. And my '40K' blog was my 40th blog post. Hee hee, isn't that funny? It makes me want to blog at the rate so that when I break 50K it will be my 50th blog post.