Current word count = 23,001.
How lovely it is to be back at Book Club! It was a catch up week. Of course, nobody had read the chapters over the holidays so we needed a major update. Also there were some newbies. The wonderful school librarian had printed out the story so far and, over the last week, several people had caught up. But I had to start by making sure everyone was up to speed before reading chapters 18 and 19. It made me look back at my original spread sheet which was created as a rough plot plan before the book club experiment started. I was surprised how much it has changed! The book club members have added lots of extra plot points and little details and the story is much the richer for them.