Got my count this week: 4500 words.
I also managed to set up my Facebook and Goodreads accounts but I'm having some trouble getting my email verification to work. I'll have to check in with tech support (i.e., my husband) and see what I did wrong.
I'm pleased with how things are moving along for the story. I'm still very much in the exploratory stage of getting to know all my characters. But some of them are becoming quite strong and fleshed-out with definite opinions on what's going on, thank you very much.
I'm sure I will change these opening chapters a dozen times over. But I'm on the right path, I can feel it in my fingers and feet.