I’ve said it to many people who know about Blurty, but I’ve never had a novel so determined to not reach a certain word count! It’s a short book and I’m okay with that, but despite (because of?) all the edits it’s still not technically a novel, sitting just under 60K.
Doesn’t matter what I do, it just won’t break that number and is stubbornly sitting at 59K+ just to annoy me.
Well, my theory is that it will make it, eventually. Probably getting to 60,001!