I have found myself working on Jerry’s Novel in spurts. I always start by editing what he has, but then that leads to filling in what he’s missing.
After a busy night, I calculated how far I was, given how many words I had so far, and discovered I have about one 25% of a Young Adult novel, and 18% of an an Old Adult novel.
I find this remarkable, especially given that I haven’t hit my first plot point yet. I tell myself that’s because some of those pages are slated to be in later chapters, which is true.
Wouldn’t it be funny if I finished up and I had a confused mess with a plot that peaks too late and too harshly, with too many characters, just like Jerry did?