Well, I've written 28,800 words in 13 days. That's roughly 2,215 words per day, which is about double what I've averaged over the last three years. Even with a weekend trip to Silver Dollar City, I've still managed to peck out over 2,000 words a day since I started Children of the Mechanism. Not too shabby. It helps that I am already so familiar with this story and these characters. It's a story and a world that has existed in my mind for many years now, and I already know these characters so well.
I can't wait for people to meet Bik, Hen, Ekir and Kuo. I can't wait until they come face-to-face for the first time with the Grong. That may be the loveliest thing I've ever created in a story. And by "loveliest" I mean "kind of the grossest." At this pace, the first draft should be done in about another 27.6 days. As I said before, not too shabby.