Kate: So, I hear you finished the third novel in your Tales of Espiria series.
Caleb: Just the first draft. Now I have 167 thousand words to sift through and edit.
Kate: Still! That’s awesome! How long did it take you?
Caleb: Too long. Three years.
Kate: Don’t beat yourself up. You work a full-time job, you’re a part-time student, and George R. R. Martin has made fans wait eight years and counting. You’re doing fine and you should celebrate your success.