I managed to eke out a victory one hour before deadline with around 50470 words. It was a brutal, brutal month. My plate was unbelievably full (new job, publishing comics, putting Pay Me Bug! up at the stores, publishing chapters of the Points Between, 3 year old daughter, etc.) but somehow I managed to dig in and get it done.
Feels good now. Didn't feel so good two or three days ago when it wasn't certain I would succeed.
But now that makes 5 wins, 4 losses in all. This was the tie breaker!
Thank God I decided not to post it though. It might actually be an interesting story some day. But not in its current form, no no no no no no no no no...