The pressure’s on, and between now and the Nov. 1 “novel launch,” we have Halloween and all that entails. So any pre-planning I left to Saturday will just not get done now.

That fact made it a little hard to swallow some last-minute advice from a work colleague: “You should do a novel treatment.” Hmmmm, like … YEAH! Why didn’t I think of that?!

But that’s OK. The words will come, the story arc will launch, and my path will be made easier by my exceedingly low expectations.

Time to buy some Halloween candy.