I could have done it sooner, but was writing A Sailor's Love at the same time. ASL has taken 14 months so far, and I still have masses of edits to go through -- if I decide to -- my problem is novellas and novels don't sell.
Studies in the USA show readers are more interested in shorter stories than a novella (25,000 to 40, 000 words), or a novel (40,000 to 90,000). This is borne out by my sales record. Forgestriker has sold nearly 40 copies and the series has reached 70 copies, but my award winner has not sold only once in the last eighteen months.
As I said in my blog My last novella, I will edit ASL and then write short stories which have a chance of selling. One of my priorities in Time Vs Income, and I am loathe to devote a lot of time and energy to a book which nobody wants.