I am half done with three books and one life time. My goal is to get all the way done with my life time and as for the books...who knows. It is really great to tell one and all that I am writing a book and when I say I am writing three books they are really impressed. Now if I were to finish one or two or maybe all three books then I would have to see if anyone would publish them.
That is what creates my problem. If they are finished and no one will publish them I would have to tell people that they are only half done because to tell the truth would make me look like a bad writer. (which I am)
Therefore my solution is to say my books are only half done but I am working on them. I think that comes from my grandmother who used to say "half a book is better than none." (whatever that means)