Hi, I'm currently on my first draft for my novel and I'm almost half way and it's already hit 96,563 words! I don't even know how. I wonder if it's normal to hit really high numbers during a first draft? And is it hard to cut it down if you've had this issue before? I'm scared I won't be able to cut it down enough to fit the typical YA fiction word count. I've already started to remove some characters and plot lines but I don't know if this will be enough... Thanks in advance!