I've been working on this book for nearly two years. When I first started writing it, I thought I'd finish within eighteen months at the latest. But I didn't count on three things: 1. Distractions. There is always something else I need to be doing (or others need me to be doing for them). 2. Fear. Fear of completing it because the next draft may be better; fear of completing it and sending it out into the world for fear of rejection; fear of being so stymied by rejection that I don't write another book. 3. Childcare. Looking after little R has been a wonderful experience. I rushed back, by my own choice, to fulltime work when she was just 10 months old so I feel blessed that I've been able to take care of her this past year and a half and experience her life and growth and personality to the full. Now she's four years old and at school fulltime so I can no longer use her as an excuse for not writing. That leaves distractions and fear, which I now have to resolve to ignore. Wish me luck!
PS This is not a sponsored post for Scrivener. They don't need me.