I am happy to announce that I have finally made it to 50%. I started in earnest in January 2007, and have now written 187 pages containing 63,653 words.
My problem? Sometimes my percentage goes backwards as I expand the plot. Even though my plot is fairly detailed, this still happens naturally as I go along and think up new ideas or twists. When it does go backwards, it’s usually not very far. But this will happen multiple times and will add up.
The bottom line: I have further to go than I think, and that, in reality, I’m not really at 50%. Go figure.
(I moved the previous content that was at the end of this post to a new post. I did this because I felt I should have highlighted it more, and also because it really belongs to a series of posts — click here to go to it.)