3870 so far! But it is extremely clear that this is becoming a full-fledged novella, so it will absolutely not be done this month. I'm up to 6500 words
JimF is correct. It IS the first Deathworld book.
Good to see you're back on the Heinlein trail again, Farseer2!
Similarly, I recently reread Tunnel in the Sky - not an easily attempted
Sounds a little like deathworld by Harry Harrison. I know the synopsis, but I haven't read it. Check out this link.
Wow that's fantastic to hear! Thanks for taking a chance on it. If you feel inclined to leave a review on goodreads and Amazon, I'd be grateful...even