I have everything represented on the surface now. It needs refinement, but at least I have everything placed.
There are all kinds of little milestones in a painting process and especially when the painting is going to take a long time to complete I feel it is important to celebrate each little step along the way. It is one way to keep motivation going withing the project that may take months. Another strategy is to have life drawing once a week, or twice a week, to break of the monotony of the same painting daily.