Reason for stopping: I got the Ben Jonson insert scene done. And I got scene xx done. Thus bringing Act II to a rousing conclusion.
The manuscript total currently stands at 115,478 actual words, 126500 manuscript words, and 506 pages, of which 457 are contiguous, and of which only 9 are outline notes. I am ~2/5ths done, which allows me to estimate that the completed MS will run somewhere about 320K.
Which is a hell of a lot better than the 450 or so I was fearing.
I may be on vacation until after Torcon. Not sure. Will see how I feel about Act III tomorrow.