And today the NaNoWriMo word validator went live, and I think I have enough words that I don't have to worry about any discrepency between my count and theirs. ;)
I gotta say, I really like jumping back in time with the start of each chapter. It gives me time to have some falling action from each big moment, and lets me work in character stuff that you know is drawing right back to where we were and beyond. I thought I'd painted myself into a corner with the last chapter, but still managed to have some rewind and tell stuff from the watching creature's perspective, which turned out very well, IMO.