...my manuscript will be every bit as gigantic as this one. The Word Count function really should have an alarm that sounds when you're exceeding the word limit. No, make that a siren. Ya, just to be on the safe side, I think Word should have a little police officer who pops up and pulls you over if you exceed 100,000 words. If you don't stop, the officer would lay down a spike belt. In your chair.
By the way, my cat prefers manuscripts to be free of mousie toys. They get in the way. I think she believes she's a multipurpose tool. Paper shredder and hole punch. (Link found on Maud.)