OK, final wordcount before NaNo. Local time, NaNo 2005 will start in Europe (CET) in, roughly, 17 minutes. For me, it's still 1 hour and 17 minutes ahead. Advantages (or not) of living in UTC. *grin*.
Thus, with my valient Samians just past the garrison in Kanopos, about to head against the Canaanites, it will be a really interesting starting point for the NaNo counter... :-)
Thus, for the record, final pre-NaNo wordcount: 40,161 words.
Good luck to everybody (Scott, finish that book! :-P ) and happy new pagan year!