Today, I hit the 100-page mark on my latest project.
As I've said before, these milestones are significant to writers because they mark the hours of labor it takes to craft a story.
So what do I have to show for my 100 pages? A story that will likely be reorganized several times, have several plot details added (though I know some of them and am keeping a list), a lot more writing to come and some tough editing by my editor-agent when all is said and done.
But it's a significant place to be because I'm nearly half-way there. It's not just an idea anymore, but an unfinished novel whose story will be told. It's not just a seed anymore, it has roots and a stem and leaves starting to appear.