Yeah, a couple of weeks, I'll be back.
How about just shy of a year, by a couple of weeks?
That's the thrills, chills and headaches of writing, researching, editing and rewriting a novel.
It doesn't help when the agents/publishers decide that anything over 125,000 words is too long. I was at 136,000 words when I got the news by reading the blogosphere.
Back to cutting, rewriting, restructuring the book. I'm not complaining, because I'm convinced it improved the book, immensely.
Now it's time to find an agent. Which, from what I've heard, is much harder work than writing the book.
Yes, I've started writing the next book.
It's what I do.