I decided to gloss up what I've got and design my own cover art. Here it is:
I'm really happy with it. The juxtaposition of decay and birth sum up the root of my premise.
Yesterday I had a growth spurt in my stats and now I have 37000 words, a mere 4 1/2 thou behind schedule. Not a problem. Last minute pressure is doing wonders for my word count.
See you at the finish line.