AS YOU CAN TELL from my whingeing. But at least I managed to roll that rock up the hill a few more steps to a word count on Report that blows past 35,000. And I still have 4,000 words bagged that need to be severely edited before being permitted into the main story, so we're getting close to that ground-rules novel length.
Just out of curiosity, what would be an Australian Rules novel?
I dunno. Five hundred thousand words For The Win? Ask Dave Freer.