So, my survivor "Doc", just made it to Summer, day 9. Most of my other characters die on day 7 or 8, so this is a pretty big achievement for me. I have a base in a church, a WIP RV named "Lucy" with steel plating and a vehicle mounted machine gun, as well as a vehicle forge and chemistry lab.
I have a HUGE supply of strong and weak alcohol (As far as I can tell, you use the strong alcohol for crafting, and drink the weak stuff for a little strength boost), a barrel collecting water (Did I mention I got fabrication to level 9?), a metalworking station with all the tools I need, and a fire ax with level 4 in melee and bashing, as well as a M1014 and an M1911, just in case I run into particularly nasty zombies. I also carry a sledgehammer for breaking into gun stores and other buildings.
Using the StatsThroughSkills mod, I have gotten all stats up to 11, and dexterity to 12. I have Karate, Tae Kwon do, and Aikido styles, as well as a decent skill in unarmed combat. My town is completely cleared out of zombies. The only nasties left are a few shockers and spitters in the very north, and a chicken walker to the northeast, as well as a few zombies in the back of a gun store (Very bad, can break the glass and summon eyebots.). My character took on a MOOSE.
So, I think it's safe to say I'm at the start of the mid-game. I accidentally blew my arm off with a homemade grenade, but once that heals up, I can fill the RV up with water from the fire engine to the north, and prepare for a journey.
The question is, where? What do I do now that I've left the early stage of fleeing every zombie child I see, and entered the one where I can confidently take on large numbers of zombies in melee. And I'm lost. I have no idea what to do now that I've gotten a good character going. So, what do I do in the mid-game?