In the Romance industry, an author that turns out 3-4 books a year is considered prolific. Readers crave more from their authors after every book and you know what? There’s another one coming out in two months! Crazy, right? Can you imagine yourself writing 3-4 books a year right now? I can’t. Not with a toddler at home, at least. But I’ve seen Cynthia Eden turn out 9-10 books in six months  with a young child still at home. So I know it’s possible, but it’s not for me right now.
So how long does it really take for me to write a novel I can be proud of? I’ve had a lot of readers ask this question, so on this last book, I kept track of how long it took to complete His Seductive Target [Afterlife, #2].
In order to do this, I use WordTracker (purchased from iTunes, but the basic app is free) and logged my progress every day. In this case study, I’m going to breakdown the month by month journey through drafting this project all the way to the almost endless round of revisions.
Note: This post has been updated to include recent activity on this project as of October 4, 201.