Those two sentences, along with this one and the next one? They count!
And this one does, too.
Wait. How many words is this? Can I work it into my NaNoWriMo count?
You know what's freaky? The word count through the sentence above was 42. Cue Twilight Zone music.
P.S. My novel? I am f$ckin' lovin' it. It's good. Really.