How long does it take you to write a book?
Forever. Or that’s how it feels. When I wrote category romance, I wrote much faster. Women’s fiction requires more layers, more themes and motifs, and more complex plots. It takes much longer. I’m also busier with homeschooling two kids. No two books are alike, so some take even longer than forever. Or so it seems. Honestly, it takes what it takes. I usually aim for 9 months to a year. First, I’m slow because of kid activities that I’m not willing to miss. Second, it just takes time. To some writers time seems like an enemy but it’s really your friend. Give your book time to marinate, to dig deep into your characters. You will not regret it. The most amount of time I spend is on revising.