How Long Does it Take to Write a Book? Seriously...

 When I tell people I got the idea for my book, Release Your Writing, in March, 2007, and it was published in September, six months later, they fall on the floor. Are they laughing or crying?

Well, here's an interesting YouTube link to a Natalie Goldberg video commentary. She states:

People say "You're so lucky. It only took you 7 months."

"It took me 7 months and 30 years," she replies.

Natalie does a nice job of using YouTube to post a personal, subtle promo for her new book Old Friend From Far Away.
Here's the link:

How long will it take you to release your writing?

Helen Gallagher