10/10: The first 1/3 of October has been very productive. And I’m feeling good about the direction that Novel No. 4 is taking. I’m in the middle of the second half of Act 2, and the story is continuing to build. There hasn’t been any of that mushy middle that so many stories fall prey to.

As for the title, yesterday, I cruised right on past 120,000 words for the year. Depending how the next 2 1/2 months goes, 140,000 may still be in play. But more important than the number of words is that by year end, I hope to be closing in on the end of Novel No. 4.