So far, 4,133 words have been added to The Solitude of the Tentacled Space Monster. I wish I could say that was me flailing at the keyboard at a truly superhuman rate, but the truth is that most — in fact, about 95% — of these words were just copied and pasted from an earlier draft. I was reading some of the older draft and I realized that there’s a lot of good stuff in there, and it’s kind of silly to just dump it.
There’s still no way I’m going to meet the August 31 deadline I had set myself for this draft. Even with today’s additions, I’m still about 68,000 words behind. Not entirely impossible to hit that, but not real easy, either.