the counter-plugin updates only after switching to source and back, and after pasting.
CK 4.1, Chrome 26.

As a workaround i use the plugin here:
http://ckeditor.com/addon/wordcount

(maybe the module's plugin could be removed / merged with this one?)

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I have had the same issue, but can't get that Wordcount plugin to work. How did you sort it out?

I'd appreciate some help. Thanks.

Figured A solution out. It's here on github if anyone else is interested.

It's a much better plugin than the one that comes with the Drupal module in my opinion. There's a demo here:

http://w8tcha.github.io/CKEditor-WordCount-Plugin/