15,000 words. (I decided to skip 14,000 entirely. ^_^)
I've reached a long section that's all talk-talk—3000 words of it so far, and quite a lot to go!—and I'm a little concerned that it's going to seem boring. But it's quite important talk-talk, and is in fact one of the major important scenes of the chapter—a scene, in fact, that I've been working toward for several chapters now. Inevitably, it's not going anything like I'd planned!
But that's okay, it's going well, I think. And the words are coming pretty easily, which is a bonus. One-on-one conversations are things that I find pretty easy; the charcters are already in my head, so it's just a matter of letting them yak.
All in all, I'm not finding as much time to write as I'd like; but the writing is going well when I do.
Meanwhile distractions abound! We just ended daylight saving here this weekend, so the time will be its usual headache for a while. Worse, they've just opened a branch of Borders in Wellington! (Only the second branch in New Zealand.) That's all I need—another bookshop to suck up my precious money. (Okay, I admit it, I spend $90 there on its opening day. Not as much as it may sound, when you take exchange rates and the usual US-to-NZ markup into account. But not a little, either.)
Ah, life is hard…