When you think about it, Wind Through The Keyhole really isn't that far off.
Stephen King said in his book On Writing, "I believe the first draft of a book — even a long one — should take no more than three months…Any longer and — for me, at least — the story begins to take on an odd foreign feel, like a dispatch from the Romanian Department of Public Affairs, or something broadcast on high-band shortwave duiring a period of severe sunspot activity."
So. . . some creative math:
- King said he would start work in about 8 months. (Well, actually he said he wouldn't start any sooner than in 8 months.) We'll start with today and add 8 months. July 23, 2010.
- He writes first drats in three months or less. October 23, 2010.
- Give another month for a rewrite. November 23, 2010. Yes, it's now been 1 year.
- Give another 2 months for editing junk. January 23, 2011.
- Then, someone has to print all that paper. Give it a month. February 23, 2011.
I GIVE UP! This could be a very long wait. Plan b: I'm still waiting for Roland to hypnotize him and tell him to get on with it.
Aren't you glad you came on that trip? There's two minutes of your life that you just can't have back again. You're welcome.