Now that I’ve turned in a big book to my publisher, I’m writing steadily on Capt Lacey daily. My goal is to have the draft of Grosvenor Square finished by the end of next week, or the week after at the latest. That puts it in edits the rest of September, with publication either the end of Sep or early Oct. Will update here on a solid pub date when I finish the draft, and can calculate how much time my editor and proofreader will need.
It really does not take me long to write a book–2-3 months if I get to concentrate on that book ONLY. However, I have commitments to my publisher (by the end of this year, I will have written 3 books and 3 novellas for them), plus other series I write independently. And then my publisher sends back manuscripts so I can go over edits and proof pages, which eats up 3-4 weeks per book. I’m ending up writing (and rewriting, revising, edits, proofs) about 6 books a year and several novellas.
So, I write quickly–it just takes me forever to get around to each book! Next year, my plate should clear a little. I’d love to get 2 Captain Lacey books out a year, or at least one long book and one novella. That is my goal!