- From first keystroke (ever) to release date: 1,114 days (or 3 years, 1 month, 18 days)
- From first keystroke (ever) to Book Deal: 595 days (or 1 year, 7 months, 18 days)
- From first keystroke (ever) to Signing Agent: 491 days (or 1 year, 4 months, 6 days)
- From first keystroke (of A/Mc) to Book Deal: 320 days (or 10 months, 16 days)
- From first Query Letter (for A/Mc) to Book Deal: 272 days (or 8 months, 29 days)
Obviously, not in any particular order, but you get the idea. For the record, it seemed much longer. These numbers will probably not mean jack to a non-writer, but they are the kinds of numbers any new, aspiring writer might find of interest. Good thing I never really gave it much thought. If I had, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have kept going - but I did. And now I have three more days to go. Drop in a bucket.