This afternoon, I officially went past the 40,000 word mark. According to fictionfactor.com, this classifies my novel-in-progress as a "novella". 10,000 more words to go, and it'll become a full-fledged novel. The website suggested that most publishing companies prefer at least 70,000 - 80,000 words for a first novel. It is thrilling to know I'm already half-way there. With lots of the story yet to be told.
Honestly, I'm so excited, I'm almost giddy. Yup, just call me giddy-girl.