I don’t know what caused it but I have my suspicions ; copy and paste to get my word count most likely. In any case, the formatting of the novel was way off as each day it grew thinner and thinner and there were less and less words per page. Then I found that the margins had changed from about 1 inch in, to 3 inches which was pushing the page count close to 150.
As it is, after some super duper tweaking, the current page count is 133. Much more respectable.
Off to write more methinks.