My latest work in progress is now called Hell Awaits. I wrote a post earlier about not looking at the word count any longer and I think it's working for me. I have no clue what the word count is, but I'm on page 148, which makes me wonder if I have replaced the word count obsession with a new-found page number obsession. I don't think so. I don't pay all that much attention to the page number, at least not obsessively, and it seems that writing is based more on word count than anything else as far as length is considered. There are some very large paragraphs in this WIP, which could account for a possible lengthy word count with fewer pages than something that is dialogue heavy. But that goes without saying.
At any rate, Hell Awaits is coming along nicely, and I'm not sure where it's going. And that's just fine with me. I'm not a fan of plotting too far in advance. I find it easier to take it as it comes and see where the characters go. They really do have minds of their own, so it would do them a disservice if I acted too much like a puppet master. They have a far better story to show that I can dream up anyway.