21,494 / 50,000
The end of today marks the halfway point and I hope to be 47% done by then. That means that I'd just need to maintain a pace of about 1750 words per day to win.
As for the story, the evil mastermind is about to launch his aerial fortress (built from used hot-air balloons and decking, because he's not made of money, you know) and try to create vicious, mutant, broccoli-loving rabbits. Things are going to continue to not go smoothly for him, needless to say.