I'm not even halfway through the manuscript and have just totalled up my cut words: 15,ooo! Solstice is now a 100,000 word novel. But I'm sure there are many more words to be cut, so who knows...maybe it will end up being as short as my initial goal was: 60,000. So sad in a way. Just trying to stay focused on the story and cut repetitous words and unneeded dialogue and scenes...obviously lots of those!