I'm writing a book about losing your faith and then finding it again. This book is the reason I'm not posting on my blog a lot. I'm writing more than I ever have, but the flip side is I'm not sharing it. It's all in the book.
At this stage, the book feels very much like running a marathon did at mile 10:
"Wow! I've already run 10 miles!" That realization causes a moment of elation until you inevitably think, "Wow, I've got 17 miles to go." Running 10 miles is a great accomplishment, but it's not even the halfway point in a 26.2 mile race.
That's what happens to me every time I open Scrivener (my writing program). I look at my word count, and I get really excited for a moment. Then, I look at my outline and realize that I have a long way to get to that first draft.
I can't imagine what happens after the first draft. Editing will be an all new thing for me.
Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming.