I have a fairly short window of time to write, usually 2-3 months. I’m not sure how long it takes me to research and write but that has always been my preferred method. Research can be done in any format so you could just as easily do the research while traveling or waiting at the airport for your flight (just don’t forget your headphones). Writing is something that needs all my attention and concentration and if I am distracted by other things then it will take longer than if I can focus on one thing at a time.
Once I finished my first book, “The 9th Life: A Novel of Suspense” (2010) , there was no looking back!