I used to be a pantser, but the middle would be hard to get through. The thought of plotting was horrible. Where is the creativity inside of that? I dreaded plotting because of the way I was forced to do so in school was a horrible experience, and I could not get that out of my head. However, it was after much encouragement that I gave it a try. I used bullet points, and instead of trying to string random ideas together I sat down and told you a story. I used my pantsing on this told story, and at the end, I had a really nice outline to come back and fill in with details. Still, I have found that once in the story I wanted to replot parts because I did not like them as much. I may have changed a secondary character into a main character, and am replotting the end after I killed one of the main characters. So technically I'm now a plantser. Oh, and if you're worried about word count, I'll put it to you this way. I'm a little over 2/3 done with my story, and I'm at 163,000 (ish) words in. I will write until the story is finished, and then decide if I want to make it two books, or ruthlessly cut words. Either way, God gave me a story, and I need to get it all out, then pray about where to go with it after that. Prayer being the main thing!