Writing started: July 5.
Writing finished: November 22.
Length: 51,000 words and change.
Yes, that’s short of the 60k I was aiming for, but still, 4 and a half months to do a book, start to end and get it away to my agent (plus x time planning beforehand; probably a couple of weeks doing it heavily). In that 4.5 months, Future Wife had Morgan, I’ve sold my old flat with all the screwing around that comes with such, I’ve had a (short) holiday, Aidan’s started school, and I’ve had to start work on a second, very different, book at agent’s fickle prompting.
That’s not a bad clip at all.
Now someone just needs to pay me for the thing. Which they should, because some of it’s very good.