As promised: I've progressed two more chapters, up to Chapter Fifteen and page 185 of the original manuscript (61.4%), and 72,295 words total. Amazing how I keep cutting words and addling length, isn't it? Mostly it's creating contractions but adding explanatory sentences.
An inspirational quote, sort of:
"I suppose some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers." - T. S. Eliot
Okay, maybe a better one:
"Writing is like Prostitution: First you do it for the love of it. Then you do it for a few friends. And finally you do it for money." -- Moliere
With luck, you can keep enjoying the process!