As the reader can see, I am just now passing the Martian Chronicles and moving up on the Color Purple ~ an awful, awful book.
Now here is a shorter list describing how long some books took to write:
David Copperfield is obviously a lot longer than my book, but the Jungle Book is shorter. My book isn't any where near as fairy/folk tale as the Hobbit, so I'm not competing with it; at any rate, I'm going to miss that mark too. I began seriously writing the present book in the late summer of 2015. C'est la vie.