The first draft is DONE.
In what amounts to 5 weeks.
The good news is, I'm sitting at just under 49k, which means I have room to layer - and that's good because the hero needs some layering throughout. I will not need the six thousand words I'm allowed (supposed to keep it below 55k), so this means I'll likely come in somewhere right in the middle of that 5k spread.
Now I really should do SOMETHING to this house.