Someone from the Authors Incognito list e-mailed me and suggested using a fun little word count meter to show our Whitney Finalist reading progress.
I've posted mine in the sidebar.
To get one for yourself, go to http://svenja.atspace.com/wordmeter.html
You'll want to bookmark that site because you do have to go back there to generate code each time you update your count, but it's pretty easy to do.
Thanks for the tip!
Update: I do not know why the image in this post is freaking out. The one in my sidebar looks perfect!