74200 words. I was a very bad boy this evening. I couldn’t figure out any way to make the plot move forward, so I had a sweet little old grow lady suddenly pull a stileto out and try to kill Action Girl. Of course that can’t work (the hero can’t die 20,000 words before the end of the book, duh!), but she did manage to slice’n'dice GI Joe pretty well before Action Girl got enough distance to blow away the sweet little old grow lady with her 1911 .45ACP autopistol.
Now I have to figure out why a sweet little old grow lady would do such a thing :).