…Sylvester Stallone wrote the screenplay for “Rocky” in three and a half days.
…Karl Malantes wrote the Vietnam novel, “Matterhorn”, over a period of thirty years.
…Bob Dylan wrote “Blowin’ In The Wind” in ten minutes.
…Leonard Cohen wrote “Allelujah” in two years.
Does it really matter how long it took someone else to make their art?
All that should matter is your own standard of excellence. When you feel your art is ready.
How long will that be?
Who knows? Just keep telling yourself and others who ask you…
“It takes what it takes.”