Sometimes success is a milestone, and sometimes success is removing the word “possible” from the prospective notes of your future novel. For me, this was a note of a minor detail that is far off from what I am currently working on. But now I know that the plans I made for this part are solid, and no longer needed it. So “(possibly twice)” became “(twice)”. I make these adjustments in small increments over time, and they accumulate. This whole endeavor feels like its taking forever, or feel like it will take forever. So this is why I am saying this today, that success can be a milestone, or erasing a word from your drafts. Milestones are born out of these events anyway, aren’t they?