Made my daily word count, with great difficulty. I'm up to 19,403 words.
Potentially exciting news: my secondary MC has just arrived on the scene and and he's already surprising me with his abilities. The oddly perky geek-boy nature of his was planned, but the supernatural abilities are coming out as I write. (Upon first meeting him my MC watches him transform from an unassuming ficus plant into a human being- with no logical explanation.) I have high hopes for him lightening the mood of what would otherwise be an annoyingly angsty MC-driven story arc.