I am ever so pleased to report that the writing is going well! I haven't tallied the word count from my various stories but that's all right. I've decided that I need to stop stressing about word count! From now on, the only time I'm going to get my panties in a twist about word count is during November - when I do NaNoWriMo. Also if my future (hopefully near!) book deal requires a certain number of words - I'll pay attention to it. Otherwise, I'm not worried about it anymore. I truly believe harping on the word count was effecting my creativity. And by effecting it - I mean bringing me to a grinding halt. Silly, so, so silly.
Now, I'm back to my writing! YAY!!!