*Contented Sigh* After three fifths of a month of intense (and sometimes even frantic) writing, I have reached the thirty thousand word mark! It feels good to be able to look back at my story and see how Whitaker went from sweeping theater floors to dropping books on people’s heads in a frantic effort to escape arrest, how he and his friends are growing and changing and moving toward their climactic final scenes. But now *Gasp* I realize that I still have twenty thousand words to go! There’s still a lot of work ahead of us Wrimos, but it will all be worth it on December first when our stories have resolved and we see the creative worlds that we have imagined and set to words. Keep on, fellow novelers! Thank you for your support, family and friends! This challenge wouldn’t be one fifth as fun without you, so with two fifths of the month left to go I can say from the bottom of my heart: I’m looking forward to finishing strong with all of you! Happy noveling!