As of this morning, I have finished 23 of a projected 25 chapters of my novel Dark Fire. I realize that I am going to have to extensively revise it once finished (and after a pause for breath, after six months’ work), but what long looked impossible looks like maybe being accomplished. At any rate, I am 153,000 words into it, and happy with it so far.
Of course, after completion comes the discouraging part — trying to find a publisher. But, one obstacle at a time.