Squeaking in at the end of a busy holiday week for a word count update.
Starting count: 286,598
Current count: 270,849
That's down by 5720 from last week's ending count. Not nearly as much trimmed compared to the first week. The holidays distracted, and I didn't run across whole chapters or even chunks longer than a few paragraphs I felt should be yanked out. It was mostly line by line edits. But that 5720 total trimmed for the week is equal to two average chapters.
All in all, not great, but not bad either.
Long. Way. To. Go.