In the Covid era of "writing" I have had the opportunity to put more hours into my craft while I remain at home caring for a parent susceptible to the disease. While the parent has not been a 24/7 "needs assistance" patient, they are in fact a 24/7 "needs assistance to be available" patient. The writing has come in shift, waves, periods of activity punctuated by medical appointments and medication requirements.
The major project has received attention, to the point, where it is now approaching the editing process. Each day, there are events occurring which retroactively, affect the construction of the "major project" and could add additional chapters to the work. I have had an addition this week, that if included, completely alters the storyline of the project - and thus it has to be omitted.
From this work. That's not to say that it could not be added to another major project.
And thus begins the second major project of writing, a sequel to the first major project.
I was once told that whenever you write a major project, be prepared to turn it into a trilogy.
I have two thirds now.