Here's my question: Is there a point at which you feel like you've got this? Is it 10,000 words? 20,000?
I can't remember the magic number when I thought, "Yeah. I can finish this."
I don't mean to suggest that I wouldn't finish a book - as in put it down and start another. No way! I'm far too stubborn for that. I will work this mutha like a dog until it's a force to be reckoned with. I just wonder at what point do you kick into overdrive and zoom through the story. Right now I am still having to think through how my characters act and why.