Writers: some of you are like “woo, outline, then fast but complete hair-pulling first draft, followed by hard-working but clearly sequential 2nd, 3rd (&4th, etc…) drafts.” You can schedule your manuscript to take 4, 6, 12, 18 or 24 months to complete.
I am more like “write 6 paragraphs, reread, edit, write 6 more paragraphs, reread all 12, edit, write a 6 more paragraphs… get to 107 page mark and rewrite whole novel twice…” I can schedule my process to take place 5 times a week at 8 in the morning, and the rest is a mystery.
My way is slower, but for novels, it’s the only way I can work.
I mention this for the others like me, fretting over when your manuscript will be done. Write however you need to, as long as the job gets done. “Your public” isn’t timing you.