Work (and especially work travel) continues to prevent me from making any progress on these songs during the week. I've still been at it during the weekends, but this weekend was a little different -- I had dental surgery on Thursday and am still experiencing pain, swelling, numbness and bleeding. This is extra-unfortunate because all I really have left to do on two of the demo songs is to record the vocals, and now the vocals are the only part that I can't seem to manage so well due to these mouth issues.
I might end up taking advantage of the vagueness of the term "demo" to claim that submitting instrument-only tracks as my October demo songs still count as demo songs, even if I intend to add vocal tracks later. I hope it doesn't come to that, but I might not have much of a choice in the matter.
In happier news, SongFight's new title is up, and it is general enough that it will be difficult for me to come up with an excuse not to submit: "Take It Back", due Tuesday November 4. I have all this week to think about it, and then all of the weekend to record and submit the song. I'm still not 100% sure that is what will happen, but it seems like a good bet.