My nine-year-old niece commented recently that she thought I must love math, because I had a notebook that was full of numbers and she couldn’t figure out what they were. It was my tally/notebook. I’ve set a goal for myself to keep up with my writing. I’ve boosted my goal every year. Currently it’s eight pages per day. I keep a tally of how many pages I finish and try to stay ahead. I also use the same notebook for my ideas, so it’s full of character names and so forth. At the end of August, I was about 204 pages ahead of my goal. Such is the results from having a surgery that prevents you from getting up out of your chair. Now I’m only about 123 pages ahead. If I keep this up, I’m actually going to be behind. Plus, I’m going to increase my goal on January 1st. Fortunately, this post counts as a page. 🙂 Now back to Patience and Mike and Lucas.